Cloyd Victor Boyer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 188 lb.
- High School Alba (MO) High School
- Debut April 23, 1949
- Final Game September 24, 1955
- Born September 1, 1927 in Cossville, MO USA
- Died September 20, 2021 in Carthage, MO USA
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.
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
|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|
- Lew Freedman: The Boyer Brothers of Baseball, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-7099-0