About the Book
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain is the definitive biography of 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 explores his personal life, his childhood in southwest Missouri, his minor-league career, and his coaching and managerial careers.
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain is the first full-length account of Ken’s life and baseball career. It is scheduled for publication on December 14, 2015.