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Pre-Order Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain

Pre-orders are now being taken for Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain. Orders will ship by the date of publication, December 14th. Thank you for your support!

The Managerial Wit and Wisdom of Ken Boyer

As I write the chapter on Ken Boyer’s tenure as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1978-1980, I’m struck by his dry sense of humor and thoughtful observations of the game. Perhaps his humor wasn’t laugh-out-loud-funny, but it was certainly witty. Below are a few examples I found during a difficult 1980 season when More…

Online Petition to Elect Ken Boyer to the Hall of Fame

I’ve created an online petition to rally support for Ken Boyer’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Between now and November 19, I would like to gather as many signatures as possible and mail the complete petition to members of the Golden Era Committee before they vote at the Winter Meetings in San Diego More…

Ken Boyer on the Golden Era Committee Ballot

Ken Boyer will be among nine players and one executive who will be considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. The group of candidates who played or were club executives between 1947 and 1972 was selected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Historical Overview Committee. Among them for the first time More…

Book Update 7.20.14

(Much of this information has already been shared with my Kickstarter supporters, but I wanted to post it here on the website as well.) I’ve completed first drafts and edited chapters on Ken’s childhood and minor league seasons (with the exception of his 1950 season in Hamilton), as well as his first four major-league seasons More…

The Forgotten Man on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Cardinals

On Memorial Day, as the St. Louis Cardinals hosted another storied major-league franchise, the New York Yankees, the team took the opportunity to honor the 1964 Cardinals (who beat the Yankees in the World Series in seven games that year) and recognize many of the surviving members of that World championship club at Busch Stadium More…