Cloyd Boyer

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Cloyd Victor Boyer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Cloyd Boyer had a five-year career pitching in the major leagues, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals at the time of Stan Musial. He also played one season with the Kansas City Athletics managed by Lou Boudreau. In 111 appearances on the bump (48 starts), he was 20-23 with a 4.73 ERA. He continued pitching in AAA through 1961, accumulating 117 minor league victories. Later, he was a major league coach.

Cloyd is the older brother of major leaguers Ken and Clete, minor leaguers Wayne, Lynn, Len and Ron, and uncle of Dave and Mickey Boyer. Cloyd served in the Navy in 1945-1946.

Boyer was a coach for the Richmond Virginians in 1962. He was the New York Yankees minor league pitching coach in 1963-1964, and 1974 and 1976, spending 1975 as a major league coach. Boyer scouted for the Yankees from 1964 to 1974, and replaced minor league managers in midseason in 1962, 1963, and 1968. He was a major league coach for the Yankees (1977), Atlanta Braves (1978-1981) and Kansas City Royals (1982-1983). He was pitching coach of the Syracuse Chiefs in 1985 and returned to managing in the Toronto Blue Jays (1986) and Atlanta Braves (1988-1989) organizations. Boyer was pitching coach of the Pulaski Braves in 1990-1992.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1962 Shelby Colonels Western Carolina League 21-30 4th none replaced Joe Abernethy (19-29) on June 26
1963 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League 31-28 4th New York Yankees none replaced Steve Souchock (7-13) on June 30
1968 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League 8-12 -- New York Yankees -- replaced Frank Verdi (22-22) on June 14 /
replaced by Jim Gleeson (37-38) on June 29
1986 St. Catharines Blue Jays NY-Penn League 48-28 2nd Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
1988 Pulaski Braves Appalachian League 35-35 5th Atlanta Braves
1989 Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League 27-40 4th Atlanta Braves

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