Kenton Lloyd “Ken” Boyer was an American Major League Baseball third baseman, coach and manager who played on the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers for 15 seasons, 1955 through 1969. Boyer was an All-Star for seven seasons, a National League Most Valuable Player, and a Gold Glove winner five seasons. He was named the NL MVP in 1964 after batting.295 with 185 hits and leading the NL with 119 runs batted in, and leading the Cardinals to the World Series title. He hit over.300 for five seasons and hit over 20 home runs for eight seasons. He became the second third baseman to hit 250 career home runs, retiring with the third highest slugging average by a third baseman; he was the third after Pie Traynor and Eddie Mathews to drive in 90 runs eight-times, and he remains the only Cardinal since 1900 to hit for the cycle twice.
About Ken Boyer
11-time MLB All-Star who also won five Gold Glove awards during his 15-year career.
He was raised as one of 14 children, several of whom also went on to enjoy careers in baseball.
He won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1964 after helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series.
He had two brothers, Cloyd and Clete, who also starred in the major leagues.
He played alongside Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson for seven years with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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