About the Book
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain is a forthcoming biography about the St. Louis Cardinals’ greatest third baseman.
Kenton Lloyd Boyer (1931-1982) played major-league baseball for 15 seasons, most of them with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1955 to 1965. He spent his last four seasons with the New York Mets, the Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a five-time Gold Glove Award winner for his exceptional defense at third base, an 11-time All-Star at the same position, and the recipient of the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1964.
His leadership on the field and in the clubhouse was recognized by Cardinals manager Solly Hemus when he named Boyer the team’s captain in 1959, a responsibility he filled until he was traded at the end of the 1965 season.
The book will also explore his personal life, his childhood in southwest Missouri, his minor-league career, and his coaching and managerial careers.
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain will be the first full-length account of Ken’s life and baseball career. It is tentatively scheduled for publication in August 2014, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of both the Cardinals’ 1964 World championship and Ken’s MVP season.