Cloyd Boyer

Cloyd Boyer

Boyer in about 1952.
Born: September 1, 1927 (1927-09-01) (age 84)
Alba, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 23, 1949 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1955 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     20–23
Earned run average     4.73
Innings pitched     395⅔

Cloyd Victor Boyer, Jr. (born September 1, 1927, in Alba, Missouri) 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.

In a five-season career, Boyer posted a 20-23 record with 198 strikeouts and a 4.73 ERA in 395⅔ innings pitched, including 13 complete games, three shutouts, and two saves.

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.

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Preceded by
Whitey Ford
New York Yankees pitching coach
Succeeded by
Art Fowler
Preceded by
Johnny Sain
Atlanta Braves pitching coach
Succeeded by
Rube Walker
Preceded by
Billy Connors
Kansas City Royals pitching coach
Succeeded by
Gary Blaylock

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