Clete Boyer

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 72 Weight: 165
Born: Tuesday, February 09, 1937 in Cossville, MO USA
Died: 6 4 2007 in Lawrenceville, GA USA
Debut: 6/5/1955
Last Game: 5/23/1971
Full Name: Cletis Leroy Boyer

 

Known primarily for his 8 years with the New York Yankees (1959-1966), Boyer was an excellent defensive third baseman, but didn’t win any Gold Gloves due to Brooks Robinson’s stranglehold on the AL GG. Clete’s best season was in 1967 with the Atlanta Braves when he had 26 HR & 96 RBI. He finally won a Gold Glove in 1969 with the Braves. He was on 2 World Series winning teams with the Yankees in 1961 & 1962. In his 16-year career (1955-1957, 1959-1971), Boyer had 1396 hits, 162 HR, 654 RBI, & .670 OPS. Clete passed away in 2007 at the age of 70.