The oldest of the Boyer brothers, Cloyd Boyer pitched for five seasons in the big leagues, posting a 20-23 record in 111 games. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1949 and appeared in three games. He was 7-7 with a career-low 3.52 ERA the next year for the Cards then went 6-6 in 1952. Boyer returned to the minors in 1953 and was selected by the Kansas City A’s in the Rule 5 draft in 1954. He pitched in 30 games for the A’s in 1955, going 5-5. It would be his final turn in the majors, but he continued pitching in the minors through 1961.
Following his playing career, Boyer served as pitching coach for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals.
Boyer is one of the 100-oldest-living baseball players.
We featured Boyer’s favorite teammate, Gerald Staley, in December of last year.
Cloyd Boyer – career stats