Cloyd Boyer

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Cloyd Victor Boyer Jr. (born September 1, 1927) 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). He was born in Alba, Missouri. Boyer is the older brother of star major league third basemen Ken Boyer (1931–1982) and Clete Boyer (1937–2007).[1]

In a five-season career, Boyer posted a 20-23 record with 198 strikeouts and a 4.73 earned run average in 395⅔ innings pitched, including 13 complete games, three shutouts, and two saves. 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 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. Boyer is credited with helping Fritz Peterson become a star pitcher.[2]

This page was last edited on 20 May 2018, at 22:54 (UTC).
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