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Ken Boyer

Kenton Lloyd Boyer

Positions: Third Baseman and Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 20, 1931 in Liberty, MO
High School: Alba HS (Alba, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1955 (Age 23.327)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Mets/Dodgers/WhiteSox 1955-1969

Final Game: August 9, 1969 (Age 38.081)
Died: September 7, 1982 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Friends Cemetery, Purcell, MO
Relatives: Brother of Cloyd Boyer and Brother of Clete Boyer
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 31, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #57. Jim Thome… #58. Luke Appling… #59. Pee Wee Reese… #60. KEN BOYER… #61. Jeff Bagwell… #62. George Sisler… #63. Ron Santo… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1955 24 STL NL 147 574 530 78 140 27 2 18 62 22 17 37 67 .264 .311 .425 .735 94 225 6 1 1 5 5 *56
1956 ★ 25 STL NL 150 639 595 91 182 30 2 26 98 8 3 38 65 .306 .347 .494 .841 124 294 18 1 2 3 7 *5 AS,MVP-28
1957 26 STL NL 142 598 544 79 144 18 3 19 62 12 8 44 77 .265 .318 .414 .732 94 225 11 1 4 5 8 *85
1958 27 STL NL 150 632 570 101 175 21 9 23 90 11 6 49 53 .307 .360 .496 .857 120 283 15 3 1 8 8 *5/86 MVP-13,GG
1959 ★ 28 STL NL 149 633 563 86 174 18 5 28 94 12 6 67 77 .309 .384 .508 .892 130 286 7 2 0 1 7 *56 AS,MVP-10,GG
1960 ★ 29 STL NL 151 616 552 95 168 26 10 32 97 8 7 56 77 .304 .370 .562 .932 143 310 13 4 0 4 10 *5 AS,MVP-6,GG
1961 ★ 30 STL NL 153 664 589 109 194 26 11 24 95 6 3 68 91 .329 .397 .533 .930 136 314 11 1 0 5 9 *5 AS,MVP-7,GG
1962 ★ 31 STL NL 160 691 611 92 178 27 5 24 98 12 7 75 104 .291 .369 .470 .838 114 287 15 1 2 2 7 *5 AS,MVP-18
1963 ★ 32 STL NL 159 691 617 86 176 28 2 24 111 1 0 70 90 .285 .358 .454 .812 123 280 20 2 0 4 10 *5 AS,MVP-13,GG
1964 ★ 33 STL NL 162 707 628 100 185 30 10 24 119 3 5 70 85 .295 .365 .489 .854 130 307 22 2 0 4 12 *5 AS,MVP-1
1965 34 STL NL 144 605 535 71 139 18 2 13 75 2 7 57 73 .260 .328 .374 .702 91 200 16 1 4 7 3 *5
1966 35 NYM NL 136 534 496 62 132 28 2 14 61 4 3 30 64 .266 .304 .415 .719 101 206 15 0 1 7 5 *5/3
1967 36 TOT MLB 113 384 346 34 86 12 3 7 34 2 3 33 47 .249 .312 .361 .673 99 125 10 0 2 3 3 53
1967 36 NYM NL 56 194 166 17 39 7 2 3 13 2 1 26 22 .235 .335 .355 .690 100 59 6 0 0 2 3 5/3
1967 36 CHW AL 57 190 180 17 47 5 1 4 21 0 2 7 25 .261 .287 .367 .654 98 66 4 0 2 1 0 53
1968 37 TOT MLB 93 268 245 20 63 7 2 6 41 2 2 17 40 .257 .302 .376 .678 109 92 4 1 0 5 3 53
1968 37 CHW AL 10 25 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .125 .160 .125 .285 -14 3 2 0 0 0 0 /53
1968 37 LAD NL 83 243 221 20 60 7 2 6 41 2 2 16 34 .271 .317 .403 .720 123 89 2 1 0 5 3 53
1969 38 LAD NL 25 36 34 0 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 .206 .250 .265 .515 49 9 2 0 0 0 0 /3
15 Yrs 2034 8272 7455 1104 2143 318 68 282 1141 105 77 713 1017 .287 .349 .462 .810 116 3443 185 20 17 63 97
162 Game Avg. 162 659 594 88 171 25 5 22 91 8 6 57 81 .287 .349 .462 .810 116 274 15 2 1 5 8
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
STL (11 yrs) 1667 7050 6334 988 1855 269 61 255 1001 97 69 631 859 .293 .356 .475 .832 119 3011 154 19 14 48 86
NYM (2 yrs) 192 728 662 79 171 35 4 17 74 6 4 56 86 .258 .312 .400 .713 101 265 21 0 1 9 8
LAD (2 yrs) 108 279 255 20 67 9 2 6 45 2 2 18 41 .263 .308 .384 .693 113 98 4 1 0 5 3
CHW (2 yrs) 67 215 204 17 50 5 1 4 21 0 2 8 31 .245 .272 .338 .611 84 69 6 0 2 1 0
NL (15 yrs) 1967 8057 7251 1087 2093 313 67 278 1120 105 75 705 986 .289 .351 .465 .816 117 3374 179 20 15 62 97
AL (2 yrs) 67 215 204 17 50 5 1 4 21 0 2 8 31 .245 .272 .338 .611 84 69 6 0 2 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1955 24 STL NL 147 574 -4 -5 2 -1 2 -7 -1.0 22 15 1.2 .495 .496 1.6 -0.1 16 *56
1956 ★ 25 STL NL 150 639 20 1 1 17 1 40 3.9 24 64 6.4 .529 .526 5.0 1.7 47 *5 AS,MVP-28
1957 26 STL NL 142 598 -0 2 1 12 -0 14 1.3 23 37 3.6 .511 .509 2.5 1.1 25 *85
1958 27 STL NL 150 632 14 1 4 14 2 35 3.6 24 59 6.0 .525 .523 4.6 1.7 45 *5/86 MVP-13,GG
1959 ★ 28 STL NL 149 633 33 3 2 7 3 48 5.0 24 72 7.4 .533 .531 6.7 1.1 65 *56 AS,MVP-10,GG
1960 ★ 29 STL NL 151 616 34 -1 0 7 3 43 4.4 23 66 6.8 .530 .528 6.2 1.0 59 *5 AS,MVP-6,GG
1961 ★ 30 STL NL 153 664 32 6 1 13 3 54 5.4 25 80 7.9 .536 .534 6.7 1.6 67 *5 AS,MVP-7,GG
1962 ★ 31 STL NL 160 691 14 3 -1 10 3 29 3.0 26 54 5.6 .519 .518 4.5 1.4 45 $70,000 *5 AS,MVP-18
1963 ★ 32 STL NL 159 691 17 4 -1 -2 3 21 2.5 25 46 5.2 .515 .515 5.3 0.2 48 $70,000 *5 AS,MVP-13,GG
1964 ★ 33 STL NL 162 707 24 -0 -2 4 3 30 3.4 26 55 6.1 .520 .520 5.5 0.9 51 $70,000 *5 AS,MVP-1
1965 34 STL NL 144 605 1 -1 -0 -7 3 -4 -0.5 23 19 1.8 .497 .497 2.6 -0.5 26 $65,000 *5
1966 35 NYM NL 136 534 0 1 0 0 3 4 0.6 19 23 2.5 .503 .503 2.3 0.4 23 $65,000 *5/3
1967 36 NYM NL 56 194 0 -0 -1 2 0 2 0.3 7 9 1.0 .504 .501 0.7 0.4 7 $55,000 5/3
1967 36 CHW AL 57 190 -1 -0 0 3 -0 2 0.1 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.5 0.2 5 53
1968 37 CHW AL 10 25 -3 -0 -0 -2 -0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .427 .495 -0.4 -0.3 -3 $47,500 /53
1968 37 LAD NL 83 243 5 -0 1 -2 -1 2 0.4 8 11 1.3 .504 .502 1.5 -0.3 13 53
1969 38 LAD NL 25 36 -2 0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3
15 Seasons 2034 8272 185 13 5 73 28 305 31.5 306 610 62.8 .516 .515 55.6 10.6 538 $442,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (11 yrs) 1667 7050 185 13 5 73 27 303 31.1 263 566 58.0 .519 .518 51.1 10.3 494 $275,000
NYM (2 yrs) 192 728 0 1 -0 3 3 6 0.9 26 32 3.5 .504 .502 3.0 0.8 30 $120,000
LAD (2 yrs) 108 279 4 -0 1 -3 -1 -1 0.1 10 9 1.1 .500 .501 1.4 -0.5 12
CHW (2 yrs) 67 215 -4 -0 -0 1 -0 -4 -0.6 7 3 0.1 .492 .500 0.1 -0.0 2 $47,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1964 ❍ 33 STL NL WS NYY W 7 30 27 5 6 1 0 2 6 0 0 1 5 .222 .241 .481 .723 13 1 0 0 1 0
1 WS 7 30 27 5 6 1 0 2 6 0 0 1 5 .222 .241 .481 .723 13 1 0 0 1 0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1955 STL NL 24 3B 139 114 110 1085.2 396 124 253 19 24 .952 1 1 3.13 2.71 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 STL NL 24 SS 18 16 7 127.1 75 31 42 2 10 .973 -2 -19 5.16 4.06 .964 5.02 4.98
1956 STL NL 25 3B 149 148 141 1298.2 457 130 309 18 37 .961 17 15 3.04 2.95 .956 3.05 3.02 AS,MVP-28
1957 STL NL 26 CF 105 102 84 885.2 283 279 2 2 1 .993 8 11 2.86 2.68 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 STL NL 26 OF 105 102 84 885.2 278 275 2 1 1 .996 8 11 2.81 2.64 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 STL NL 26 3B 41 36 33 348.2 147 41 93 13 7 .912 4 13 3.46 3.27 .952 2.96 2.98
1958 STL NL 27 3B 144 144 140 1277.0 526 156 350 20 41 .962 15 14 3.57 3.51 .952 3.18 3.16 MVP-13,GG
1958 STL NL 27 CF 6 5 5 44.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 2.25 1.83 .986 2.72 2.72 MVP-13,GG
1958 STL NL 27 OF 6 5 5 44.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 2.25 1.83 .980 2.25 2.25 MVP-13,GG
1958 STL NL 27 SS 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 13.50 1.00 .960 5.40 5.10 MVP-13,GG
1959 STL NL 28 3B 143 140 131 1220.1 454 134 300 20 32 .956 10 9 3.20 3.03 .950 2.97 2.94 AS,MVP-10,GG
1959 STL NL 28 SS 12 6 3 53.0 21 9 10 2 1 .905 -2 -52 3.23 1.58 .966 5.11 5.06 AS,MVP-10,GG
1960 STL NL 29 3B 146 144 139 1271.1 459 140 300 19 37 .959 7 6 3.11 3.01 .952 2.97 2.96 AS,MVP-6,GG
1961 STL NL 30 3B 153 153 152 1350.2 487 117 346 24 23 .951 13 11 3.09 3.03 .948 2.92 2.89 AS,MVP-7,GG
1962 STL NL 31 3B 160 160 158 1431.1 498 158 318 22 34 .956 10 8 2.99 2.98 .949 2.95 2.92 AS,MVP-18
1963 STL NL 32 3B 159 159 153 1419.1 456 129 293 34 23 .925 -2 -2 2.68 2.65 .941 2.93 2.92 AS,MVP-13,GG
1964 STL NL 33 3B 162 162 159 1438.0 492 131 337 24 30 .951 4 3 2.93 2.89 .941 2.93 2.91 AS,MVP-1
1965 STL NL 34 3B 143 139 136 1251.1 375 113 250 12 18 .968 -7 -7 2.61 2.54 .951 2.82 2.82
1966 NYM NL 35 3B 130 125 116 1087.1 426 113 292 21 33 .951 0 0 3.35 3.12 .954 3.04 3.04
1966 NYM NL 35 1B 2 1 1 12.0 14 12 2 0 1 1.000 0 30 10.50 7.00 .989 9.90 9.90
1967 TOT MLB 36 3B 77 75 52 627.2 210 49 151 10 11 .952 2 5 2.87 2.60 .952 3.03 3.04
1967 TOT MLB 36 1B 26 19 10 156.2 200 184 15 1 17 .995 2 19 11.43 7.65 .991 9.66 9.68
1967 NYM NL 36 3B 44 43 33 364.1 117 27 84 6 7 .949 2 7 2.74 2.52 .950 2.96 2.96
1967 NYM NL 36 1B 8 5 3 48.0 55 52 3 0 5 1.000 0 3 10.31 6.88 .991 9.96 9.96
1967 CHW AL 36 3B 33 32 19 263.1 93 22 67 4 4 .957 0 2 3.04 2.70 .955 3.13 3.14
1967 CHW AL 36 1B 18 14 7 108.2 145 132 12 1 12 .993 2 27 11.93 8.00 .991 9.53 9.55
1968 TOT MLB 37 3B 39 24 23 245.2 100 32 60 8 5 .920 -2 -12 3.37 2.36 .954 2.95 2.95
1968 TOT MLB 37 1B 33 33 19 252.1 270 255 12 3 26 .989 -2 -10 9.52 8.09 .992 10.07 10.10
1968 CHW AL 37 3B 5 4 4 34.2 10 2 7 1 1 .900 -2 -66 2.34 1.80 .951 3.06 3.04
1968 CHW AL 37 1B 1 1 1 9.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 11.00 11.00 .989 9.60 9.50
1968 LAD NL 37 3B 34 20 19 211.0 90 30 53 7 4 .922 -0 -3 3.54 2.44 .954 2.93 2.94
1968 LAD NL 37 1B 32 32 18 243.1 259 245 11 3 25 .988 -2 -9 9.47 8.00 .992 10.09 10.12
1969 LAD NL 38 1B 4 4 2 31.0 34 31 2 1 6 .971 -1 -39 9.58 8.25 .992 9.84 9.75
14 Seasons 3B 1785 1723 1643 15353.0 5483 1567 3652 264 355 .952 70 5 3.06 2.92 .950 2.99 2.97
2 Seasons CF 111 107 89 929.2 294 290 2 2 1 .993 8 10 2.83 2.63 .985 2.81 2.82
2 Seasons OF 111 107 89 929.2 289 286 2 1 1 .997 8 10 2.79 2.59 .980 2.29 2.31
4 Seasons 1B 65 57 32 452.0 518 482 31 5 50 .990 -0 -1 10.21 7.89 .991 9.91 9.90
3 Seasons SS 31 22 10 181.0 97 41 52 4 11 .959 -4 -29 4.62 3.00 .964 5.05 5.01
15 Seasons TOT 1992 1909 1774 16915.2 6387 2376 3737 274 417 .957 73 5 3.25 3.07 .955 3.16 3.19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1975 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1976 BBWAA ( 3.9%)
1977 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1978 BBWAA ( 4.7%)
1979 BBWAA ( 4.6%)
1985 BBWAA (17.2%)
1986 BBWAA (22.4%)
1987 BBWAA (23.2%)
1988 BBWAA (25.5%)
1989 BBWAA (13.9%)
1990 BBWAA (17.6%)
1991 BBWAA (13.1%)
1992 BBWAA (16.5%)
1993 BBWAA (16.3%)
1994 BBWAA (11.8%)

All-Star Games
1956 (3B)
1959-1 *
1959-2 (3B)
1960-1 *
1960-2 *
1961-1 *
1961-2
1962-1 (3B)
1962-2 (3B)
1963 (3B)
1964 (3B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 NL (28, 1%)
1958 NL (13, 9%)
1959 NL (10, 11%)
1960 NL (6, 24%)
1961 NL (7, 19%)
1962 NL (18, 2%)
1963 NL (13, 7%)
1964 NL (1, 87%)
1 MVP
1.60 Career Shares (138th)

Gold Gloves
1958 NL (3B)
1959 NL (3B)
1960 NL (3B)
1961 NL (3B)
1963 NL (3B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1960 September NL Player of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1956 NL  6.3 (5th)
1958 NL  6.0 (7th)
1959 NL  7.5 (5th)
1960 NL  6.9 (7th)
1961 NL  8.0 (3rd)
Career  62.8 (154th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1956 NL  6.3 (5th)
1958 NL  6.0 (6th)
1959 NL  7.5 (5th)
1960 NL  6.9 (5th)
1961 NL  8.0 (3rd)
1962 NL  5.6 (8th)
1964 NL  6.1 (10th)
Career  62.8 (104th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1956 NL  4.9 (10th)
1958 NL  4.6 (7th)
1959 NL  6.7 (5th)
1960 NL  6.2 (5th)
1961 NL  6.7 (5th)
1962 NL  4.5 (9th)
1964 NL  5.5 (10th)
Career  55.6 (116th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1956 NL  1.7 (7th)
1958 NL  1.7 (8th)
1959 NL  1.1 (8th)
1961 NL  1.6 (7th)
1962 NL  1.4 (9th)
Career  10.6 (193rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1956 NL  .306 (5th)
1958 NL  .307 (8th)
1959 NL  .309 (8th)
1960 NL  .304 (5th)
1961 NL  .329 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1958 NL  .360 (10th)
1959 NL  .384 (7th)
1960 NL  .370 (7th)
1961 NL  .397 (4th)
1963 NL  .358 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1958 NL  .496 (9th)
1959 NL  .508 (9th)
1960 NL  .562 (3rd)
1961 NL  .533 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1958 NL  .857 (10th)
1959 NL  .892 (7th)
1960 NL  .932 (4th)
1961 NL  .930 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1958 NL  150 (8th)
1960 NL  151 (7th)
1961 NL  153 (6th)
1962 NL  160 (10th)
1963 NL  159 (7th)
1964 NL  162 (2nd)
Career  2,034 (216th)

At Bats s c a p y
1956 NL  595 (7th)
1958 NL  570 (8th)
1961 NL  589 (7th)
1963 NL  617 (10th)
1964 NL  628 (9th)
Career  7,455 (211th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1958 NL  632 (10th)
1961 NL  664 (4th)
1963 NL  691 (9th)
1964 NL  707 (4th)
Career  8,272 (226th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1958 NL  101 (4th)
1960 NL  95 (9th)
1961 NL  109 (4th)
1964 NL  100 (7th)
Career  1,104 (248th)

Hits s c a p y
1956 NL  182 (5th)
1958 NL  175 (6th)
1960 NL  168 (8th)
1961 NL  194 (4th)
1964 NL  185 (10th)
Career  2,143 (205th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1956 NL  294 (7th)
1958 NL  283 (6th)
1959 NL  286 (8th)
1960 NL  310 (4th)
1961 NL  314 (6th)
1964 NL  307 (7th)
Career  3,443 (177th)

Doubles s c a p y
1956 NL  30 (6th)
1960 NL  26 (10th)
1966 NL  28 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1958 NL  9 (7th)
1960 NL  10 (5th)
1961 NL  11 (2nd)
1964 NL  10 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1959 NL  28 (6th)
1960 NL  32 (4th)
1963 NL  24 (10th)
1964 NL  24 (9th)
Career  282 (160th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1956 NL  98 (5th)
1958 NL  90 (7th)
1959 NL  94 (8th)
1960 NL  97 (5th)
1961 NL  95 (8th)
1963 NL  111 (2nd)
1964 NL  119 (1st)
Career  1,141 (182nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1959 NL  67 (10th)
1961 NL  68 (9th)
1962 NL  75 (8th)
1963 NL  70 (4th)
1964 NL  70 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1961 NL  91 (6th)
1962 NL  104 (3rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1955 NL  22 (3rd)
1957 NL  12 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1956 NL  124 (8th)
1958 NL  122 (7th)
1961 NL  133 (4th)
Career  1,475 (220th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1959 NL  130 (8th)
1960 NL  143 (6th)
1961 NL  136 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1958 NL  100 (7th)
1959 NL  112 (7th)
1960 NL  111 (6th)
1961 NL  126 (5th)
1964 NL  107 (9th)
Career  1,185 (204th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1959 NL  24 (10th)
1960 NL  33 (6th)
1961 NL  32 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1959 NL  2.3 (10th)
1960 NL  3.3 (6th)
1961 NL  3.1 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1960 NL  68 (6th)
1961 NL  61 (8th)
1964 NL  64 (7th)
Career  668 (208th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1958 NL  227 (8th)
1961 NL  263 (2nd)
1962 NL  254 (8th)
1963 NL  248 (6th)
1964 NL  257 (7th)
Career  2,876 (243rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1958 NL  .636 (10th)
1959 NL  .705 (7th)
1960 NL  .720 (4th)
1961 NL  .735 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1960 NL  4 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
1965 NL  7 (6th)
1966 NL  7 (5th)
Career  63 (199th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (10th)
1960 NL  10 (9th)
1963 NL  10 (8th)
1964 NL  12 (8th)
Career  97 (128th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1956 NL  18 (6th)
1963 NL  20 (3rd)
1964 NL  22 (2nd)
1965 NL  16 (9th)
Career  185 (139th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1955 NL  17 (1st)
1957 NL  8 (6th)
1958 NL  6 (8th)
1960 NL  7 (10th)
Career  77 (244th)

SB % s c a p y
1955 NL  56.41 (4th)
1957 NL  60.00 (7th)
1958 NL  64.71 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1955 NL  19.8 (2nd)
1956 NL  12.2 (5th)
1957 NL  14.7 (3rd)
1958 NL  14.9 (5th)
1959 NL  16.8 (6th)
1960 NL  12.8 (9th)
1962 NL  16.0 (9th)
Career  153.0 (176th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1959 NL  20.1 (7th)
1960 NL  17.3 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1963 NL  465 (10th)
1964 NL  474 (6th)
Career  5,654 (208th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1959 NL  43.45 (6th)
1960 NL  41.46 (4th)
1961 NL  34.36 (10th)
1964 NL  46.45 (7th)
Career  275.32 (148th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1959 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.4 (6th)
1961 NL  4.3 (5th)
1963 NL  3.8 (9th)
1964 NL  3.9 (9th)
Career  29.1 (112th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1959 NL  4.1 (6th)
1960 NL  4.7 (4th)
1961 NL  3.8 (7th)
Career  27.8 (117th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1959 NL  4.1 (6th)
1960 NL  4.0 (4th)
1961 NL  3.2 (10th)
1964 NL  4.6 (8th)
Career  26.7 (151st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1963 NL  34 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1956 NL  17 (5th)
Career  73 (97th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  139 (2nd)
1956 NL  149 (2nd)
1958 NL  144 (2nd)
1959 NL  143 (3rd)
1960 NL  146 (3rd)
1961 NL  153 (1st)
1962 NL  160 (1st)
1963 NL  159 (2nd)
1964 NL  162 (1st)
1966 NL  130 (4th)
Career  1,785 (21st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  124 (4th)
1956 NL  130 (3rd)
1958 NL  156 (1st)
1959 NL  134 (3rd)
1960 NL  140 (2nd)
1962 NL  158 (2nd)
1963 NL  129 (3rd)
1964 NL  131 (5th)
1966 NL  113 (4th)
Career  1,567 (32nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  253 (3rd)
1956 NL  309 (1st)
1958 NL  350 (2nd)
1959 NL  300 (3rd)
1960 NL  300 (2nd)
1961 NL  346 (1st)
1962 NL  318 (2nd)
1963 NL  293 (3rd)
1964 NL  337 (2nd)
1966 NL  292 (2nd)
Career  3,652 (20th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  19 (4th)
1956 NL  18 (2nd)
1957 NL  13 (4th)
1958 NL  20 (3rd)
1959 NL  20 (2nd)
1960 NL  19 (3rd)
1961 NL  24 (2nd)
1962 NL  22 (2nd)
1963 NL  34 (1st)
1964 NL  24 (3rd)
1966 NL  21 (3rd)
Career  264 (42nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  24 (2nd)
1956 NL  37 (1st)
1958 NL  41 (1st)
1959 NL  32 (1st)
1960 NL  37 (1st)
1961 NL  23 (5th)
1962 NL  34 (1st)
1963 NL  23 (3rd)
1964 NL  30 (2nd)
1966 NL  33 (2nd)
Career  355 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  17 (2nd)
1957 NL  4 (4th)
1958 NL  15 (2nd)
1959 NL  10 (1st)
1960 NL  7 (4th)
1961 NL  13 (1st)
1962 NL  10 (1st)
1964 NL  4 (3rd)
Career  70 (17th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1955 NL  3.13 (4th)
1956 NL  3.04 (4th)
1958 NL  3.57 (1st)
1959 NL  3.20 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.11 (2nd)
1961 NL  3.09 (2nd)
1962 NL  2.99 (4th)
1966 NL  3.35 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  2.95 (3rd)
1958 NL  3.51 (1st)
1959 NL  3.04 (2nd)
1960 NL  3.01 (2nd)
1961 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1962 NL  2.98 (3rd)
1964 NL  2.89 (5th)
1966 NL  3.12 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1955 NL  .952 (3rd)
1956 NL  .961 (3rd)
1958 NL  .962 (3rd)
1960 NL  .959 (3rd)
1961 NL  .951 (4th)
1962 NL  .956 (4th)
1964 NL  .951 (5th)
1965 NL  .968 (1st)
1966 NL  .951 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1957 NL  2.86 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  2.68 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  .993 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1957 NL  2.81 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  2.64 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1957 NL  .996 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1968 AL  born 1931-05-20 (6th)
1968 NL  born 1931-05-20 (9th)
1969 NL  born 1931-05-20 (8th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 138 (116), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 86 (211), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 36 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (14th), 62.8 career WAR/46.3 7yr-peak WAR/54.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1962 31 St. Louis Cardinals $70,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1963 32 St. Louis Cardinals $70,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1964 33 St. Louis Cardinals $70,000 ? 2/20/65 TSN
1965 34 St. Louis Cardinals $65,000* ? 1/29/66 TSN
1966 35 New York Mets $65,000 ? 1/14/67 TSN
1967 36 New York Mets $55,000 ? Noll-Fort-Hylan database 1/14/67 TSN: $58,500
1968 37 Chicago White Sox $47,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$442,500
Disputed Salaries
*1965 - $65,000 - 1/29/66 TSN -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ケン・ボイヤー 統計
Polish: Ken Boyer Statystyki

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