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Clete also homered in that game, the only time in World Series history that brothers have homered in the same game. Boyer signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 10, 1968. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. July 10, 1932 – July 7, 2020 Kenneth J. × Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Born in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Devlin) Boyer he was a longtime resident of Fall River. Share this memorial using social media sites or email.
We have set your language to His brother Clete, playing in his fifth consecutive Series with the Yankees, later conceded that he was privately thrilled for his brother because it was Ken's first Series. He led the league with 37 double plays in 1960, and with 346 assists in 1961. Ken Boyer is a American Former Major League Baseball Player, who was born on 20 May, 1931 in Liberty, MO. [8] His number 14, which he wore throughout his career with the Cardinals, was retired by the team on Sunday May 20, 1984. He was 51 years old. In addition to Clete, who is now a coach with the Oakland A's, his brother Cloyd pitched for the Cardinals and Kansas City Athletics. This account has been disabled. His 41 double plays in 1958 equalled the second-highest total in NL history to that point, and fell just two short of Hank Thompson's 1950 league mark; he also led the league in putouts (156). Kenneth Cordell Boyer 1940 ~ 2019 Born Aug 2, 1940 to Lorene Brown Boyer and William Leo Boyer in the Coalville Hospital. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. He died at a nursing home at which he had spent the last several months after undergoing laetrile treatments in Mexico.

He guided the Cardinals to a third-place finish the following season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League East that year. He also won five Gold Glove awards for his fielding ability. Ken Boyer estimated net worth in 2018 is Under Review. Ken Boyer Net Worth 2018.

If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. [5] His career slugging average of .462 ranked third among players with at least 1,000 games at third base, behind Eddie Mathews (.509) and Ron Santo (then at .478), and among NL players he trailed only Mathews in assists and double plays at third base. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

Excelled in 1964 World Series. He joined the Cardinals after they traded Ray Jablonski following the 1954 season. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. He was shifted to center field in 1957 to allow rookie Eddie Kasko to break in at third, and led all NL outfielders in fielding percentage, but returned to third base in 1958, winning the first of four consecutive Gold Gloves and again collecting 90 RBI while batting .307 and scoring 100 runs for the first time. Boyer also led the NL in double plays five-times and in fielding average once, and he retired among the all-time leaders in games (sixth, 1,785), assists (sixth, 3,652) and double plays (third, 355) at third base. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday in Ballwin, Mo. A system error has occurred.

Boyer was scheduled to manage the Cardinals' Triple A farm team in Louisville, Ky., this season, but his illness forced him to give up the job. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Major League Baseball Player.

He hit over .300 for five seasons and hit over 20 home runs for eight seasons. Kenton Lloyd "Ken" Boyer (May 20, 1931 – September 7, 1982) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman, coach and manager who played on the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers for 15 seasons, 1955 through 1969. On July 27, 1967, with Boyer batting .235, the Mets traded him to the Chicago White Sox along with second baseman Sandy Alomar, in exchange for third baseman Bill Southworth, whose career ended after he spent the remainder of the year in the minors, and catcher J. C. Martin. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Boyer had his best season in 1964, keeping the Cardinals alive for much of the season as he batted .350 in May and .342 in July, and starting for the NL in his last All-Star appearance. [6] Boyer's 12 career walk-off hits for the Cardinals remain a record for any player since 1950, equaled only by Lou Brock and Albert Pujols. He also managed the St. Louis Cardinals in 1978 and 1979 before being replaced by Whitey Herzog midway through the 1980 season. MLB held two All-Star Games 1959 through 1962.
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That year he also became the Cardinals' regular cleanup hitter, a role he would hold regularly for the remainder of his time with the club. His brother Clete, who played third base for the Yankees in that Series, recalled last spring, ''When he hit that homer, I loved it. In my heart, I think I was pulling for him that year because it was his first Series.''. Boyer became a manager in the Cardinals' minor league system, first leading the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League in 1970. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. He played for 15 years in the major leagues, compiling a .287 batting average, and was named to the National League All-Star Team seven times.

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Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Ken Boyer was born on May 20, 1931 and died on September 7, 1982. It was also his seventh consecutive season of 90 or more RBI, tying Pie Traynor's major league record for third basemen. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. After several years of complaints about overlooked candidates, Boyer was one of three players restored to the ballot in 1985, along with Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood and fellow third baseman Ron Santo – who had himself received less than 4% of the vote in his only year on the ballot in 1980. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Boyer was named manager of the Cardinals in early 1978, after Vern Rapp was fired with the team at 6–11 (Jack Krol served as interim manager for two games), and posted a 62–81 record. His number 14 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984.

Boyer was an All-Star for seven seasons (11 All-Star Game selections)[a], a National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a Gold Glove winner five seasons.

Boyer died from cancer in St. Louis on Tuesday September 7, 1982, at the age of 51; he had undergone laetrile treatments in Mexico in an attempt to fight the disease. He became the second third baseman to hit 250 career home runs, retiring with the third highest slugging average by a third baseman (.462); he was the third after Pie Traynor and Eddie Mathews to drive in 90 runs eight-times, and he remains the only Cardinal since 1900 to hit for the cycle twice. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard.

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