Cletis Leroy Boyer
Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: February 9, 1937 in Cassville, MO
High School: Alba HS (Alba, MO) by the Signed Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1955.
( All Transactions) Debut: June 5, 1955 (Age 18)
vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Yankees/Braves/Athletics 1955-1971 Final Game: May 23, 1971 (Age 34)
vs. NYM 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: June 4, 2007 in Lawrenceville, GA Buried: Friends Cemetery, Purcell, MO
Relatives: Brother of Cloyd Boyer and Brother of Ken Boyer
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6/2 Bronx Baseball Daily: Classic Yankees: Clete Boyer:
He had one brother that could hit, won an MVP award, got HOF consideration and who had his number retired. He also had another ... News -- May 2012
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12/7 PaulLebowitz.com: Santo vs Rice and the Hall of Fame in Full Context: This is a reply to the numerous comments on my prior posting about Jim Rice and Ron Santo. Brooks Robinson, if he had the same ...
12/6 High Heat Stats: The 3 players with at least 8 superior offensive and defensive seasons: Since 1901, there are 25 players who have at least 8 seasons with 40+ Rbat, or Batting Runs. These are the cream of the crop offensive ... News -- September 2011
9/25 B-R Blog: Brandon Morrow finally gets a ground-ball double play: The other night Brandon Morrow finally registered his first ground-ball double play of the season. It came against Desmond Jennings ...
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6/17 B-R Blog: 100+ Career “Runs” From Fielding: Nothing fancy about this list - it's those with 100+ career "Fielding Runs" aka Rfield. Rk Player Rfield From To Age G PA AB R ... News -- May 2011
5/11 WasWatching: Yankees Batters With Bad Starts To The Season: Since 1919, how many Yankees batters had 15+ games within the team’s first 35 games of the season where they had at least ... News -- April 2011
4/18 The Greatest 21 Days: Clete Boyer, Most Perceptive - 224: Serving as a coach under Yankees manager Stump Merrill, Clete Boyer never got the credit he deserved, Merrill told The New York ... News -- March 2011
3/19 B-R Blog: 8-Hitter Homers: Since 1919, who has hit the most homeruns in baseball while batting out of the 8th slot in the line-up? If I did this query correct, ... News -- February 2011
2/16 The Captain's Blog: It Happens Every Spring: A 110-Year Retrospective of Yankees Spring Training: (In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts). For 16 years, Tampa ...
2/16 YankeeAnalysts.com: It Happens Every Spring: A 110-Year Retrospective of Yankees Spring Training: (The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog). For 16 years, Tampa has been the Yankees’ spring training home, ... News -- January 2011
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5/12 B-R Blog: Sabermetric Fielding: Adam Everett’s Legendary 2006: (Note: All of the data in this post was obtained from the new Baseball-Reference Fielding Stats.)
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