Ken Boyer

Ken Boyer autograph
Birthdate 05/20/1931
Death Date 09/07/1982
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Dodgers, Mets, White Sox
Positions First Base, Third Base

Ken Boyer was an MVP, 11-time All Star, and five-time Gold Glover in St. Louis. He was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Page 1 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

Page 1 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

Ken Boyer’s Hall of Fame credentials are many. A 7-time All Star, 5-time Gold Glover, and 1964 Most Valuable Player, Boyer hit over .300 in five seasons and hit 20 or more homers in eight. When he hit his 250th homer he joined Eddie Mathews as the only 3rd baseman in baseball history to reach
Page 2 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

Page 2 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

The second page of the deal stipulates that the club may terminate the contract if the player shall at any time, “fail, refuse, or neglect to conform his personal conduct of good citizenship and good sportsmanship, or keep himself in first class condition.” It also puts forth that the agreement
Signature page for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year contract

Signature page for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year contract

The third page of the standard four-page document holds the signature of Bing Devine in his position as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and that of Hall of Fame executive Warren Giles. Boyer has also penned his name on the deal dated February 20, 1964. The season was the zenith for Boye
Page 4 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

Page 4 of Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year player's contract

The final page of the contract contains more legal stipulations for both the third baseman and the team. The 1964 season marked Boyer’s final All Star appearance after making six straight and seven overall. Boyer’s career was winding down after this season. He would finish up his career
Ken Boyer 1961 Topps Chewing Gum gift receipt

Ken Boyer 1961 Topps Chewing Gum gift receipt

Topps Chewing Gum put out contract for every player to appear on their trading cards. This document is a bit different from the standard contracts. Here Boyer acknowledges receiving a $75 check from the company which grants the three-year extension through the 1964 season. The contract is dated May

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