Boyer in about 1952.
September 1, 1927 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 23, 1949 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1955 for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.73|
Cloyd Victor Boyer, Jr. (born September 1, 1927) is a retired American professional baseball player and pitching coach. He was a pitcher who played in Major League Baseball between 1949 and 1955 for the St. Louis Cardinals (1949–52) and the Kansas City Athletics (1955). Boyer batted and threw right-handed. His younger brothers Ken and Clete, both third basemen known for their defensive prowess, were also major leaguers.
Cloyd Boyer also played for the Duluth Dukes, a St Louis Cardinals minor league team, in 1947. During the 1947 season in Duluth, Boyer complied a record of 16 wins against 9 losses. He struck out 239 and easily took the strikeout lead in the Northern league in 1947. After the 1947 season Cloyd Boyer was sold to the Houston Buffs, for whom he played in 1948.
After his playing career, Boyer became a scout, minor league pitching instructor and Major League pitching coach — spending much of his time in the New York Yankees' organization. He was the pitching coach during Bobby Cox's first term as manager of the Atlanta Braves.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
|New York Yankees pitching coach
|Atlanta Braves pitching coach
|Kansas City Royals pitching coach
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