JOPPA, Md., June 13 (UPI) -- Dave Boswell, who won 20 games as a pitcher for the American League West champion Minnesota Twins in 1969, died of a heart attack in Joppa, Md. He was 67.
Bowell, who died Monday at his home north of Baltimore, pitched in the major leagues from 1964-71, the first seven years with the Twins, the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press reported.
Boswell, known as an eccentric player off the field, had a well-publicized fight with then-Twins manager Billy Marin in August 1969 outside a bar in Detroit, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Boswell, a right-hander, went 20-12 with a 3.23 earned run average in 1969, when the Twins won the AL West. That year, he lost an 11-inning pitchers' duel, 1-0, at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in the second game of the American League Championship Series.
Boswell, who was born in Baltimore, was released by the Twins in 1971, after which he pitched briefly for Detroit and the Orioles.