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 in Alba, Missouri) is a former right-handed pitcher and pitching coach in Major League Baseball who played between 1949 and 1955 for the St. Louis Cardinals (1949–52) and Kansas City Athletics (1955).
Boyer was the oldest of fourteen children of marble cutter Chester Vern Boyer (1903–1981) and his wife, the former Mabel Agnes Means (1907–1971), including sons Cloyd, Wayne (born 1929), Ken (1931–1982), Lynn (born c.1935), Clete (1937–2007), Ronnie (born 1944) and Lenny (1946–2013) and daughters Juanita Woodmansee, Leila, Dolores Webb, Pansy Schell, Shirley Lockhart, Bobbi McNary and Marcy Layton. All seven boys played professional baseball, with two of his brothers also reaching the major leagues as third basemen: Ken for the Cardinals, and Clete for the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.
Cloyd Boyer also played for the Duluth Dukes, a Cardinals minor league team, in 1947. During the 1947 season in Duluth, Boyer compiled a record of 16 wins against 9 losses. He struck out 239 and easily took the strikeout lead in the Northern League. After that season, he 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.
- "Chester Vern Boyer". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Mabel Agnes Means Boyer". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Leonard E. "Lenny" Boyer". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- 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