Ken Boyer - 1961 Topps

Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) is the only St. Louis Cardinal to have his number retired but has not been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Boyer began his career as a pitcher, with little success, but was moved to third base due to his hitting ability. Ken played for the Cardinals (1955-1965), the Mets (1966-1967) the White Sox (1967-1968) and Dodgers (1968-1969). During his 15-year career, Boyer was selected to 11 All-Star games and won five Gold Glove Awards. In 1964, Boyer had a career year with 185 hits, 100 runs, 119 RBI, 24 home runs and a .295 batting average as he guided the Cardinals to the World Series victory over the New York Yankees and the National League Most Valuable Player honors. During the 1964 World Series, Kenny hit a grand slam in Game 4 to give the Cards the 4-3 win and added another home run as he went 3-for-4 in Game 7. Ken and his brother Clete (of the New York Yankees), who also homered in Game 7, became the first brothers to hit home runs in the same game of the World Series. The Boyer brothers rank fourth in home runs by a brother duo (444) behind Hank and Tommie Aaron (652) and Joe and Vince (486) or Dom (448) DiMaggio. Boyer was the soft-spoken leader of a Cardinal team that included Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Bob Gibson. Ken Boyer retired with a .287 career batting average, 2,143 hits, 1,104 runs, 1,141 RBI, 282 home runs and 318 doubles. Kenny Boyer would go on to manage for seven years in the minors before taking over the helm of the Cardinals from 1978-1980.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (13)

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