Ken Boyer

Ken Boyer

Original Name Kenton Lloyd
Birth
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Death 7 Sep 1982 (aged 51)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 8429150 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The brother of baseball players Clete and Cloyd Boyer, he spent 15 years in the major leagues, 11 of those as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his outstanding defensive skills at third base and his clutch hitting, he was a five time Gold Glove winner and the National League Most Valuable Player in 1964. He led the Cardinals to the World Series Championship that year by hitting a grand slam in Game 4 of the World Series to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 and then hit a home run in the seventh inning of Game 7 to seal a St. Louis 7-5 victory. His lifetime batting average was .287 and he hit 282 home runs with 1,141 runs batted in. He also managed the St. Louis Cardinals in 1978 and 1979 before being replaced by Whitey Herzog midway through the 1980 season. His number 14 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984.

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  • Originally Created by: Decal
  • Added: 22 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8429150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ken Boyer (20 May 1931–7 Sep 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8429150, citing Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .