I’m excited to share the title and front cover of my latest book project, a biography of baseball great Ken Boyer.
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain tells the story of Kenton Lloyd Boyer (1931-1982), who played major-league baseball for 15 seasons, most of them with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1955 to 1965. He spent his last four seasons with the New York Mets, the Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a five-time Gold Glove Award winner for his exceptional defense at third base, an 11-time All-Star at the same position, and the recipient of the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1964.
The book also explores his personal life, his childhood in southwest Missouri, his minor-league career, and his coaching and managerial careers.
Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain is tentatively scheduled for publication in August 2014, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of both the Cardinals’ 1964 World championship and Ken’s MVP season.
To learn more about this project, please visit my book page, like my Ken Boyer page on Facebook, or follow it on Twitter.
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Thank you, Brian!
I was excited to discover this project through a Google search. Ken Boyer was my dad’s favorite player (or “Kenny,” as Dad still calls him). I can’t wait to pick up copies of this book for my dad, my brothers, and myself!
Thank you for writing your book about Ken Boyer. I only recently found out about it, but it didn’t take long for me to buy it and read it. In fact, I just now finished reading it. I cried when I read “Then he was gone.” at the bottom of page 357, almost as hard as I did on Tuesday, September 7, 1982…the day I learned he passed away.
Ken Boyer was my hero growing up. Not because he was a great ballplayer for my favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, but because of the kind of man he was. I was lucky enough to have met and spoken with him a few times in 1963 and 1964. I still have the picture he allowed me to take with my mom’s old Kodak Brownie camera. I have several pieces of his memorabilia…whatever a now 71 year old man living on social security can afford…and I’ll cherish them until the day I can once again meet him in heaven.
There are a few questions I would like to ask you about the book, but I have probably already written to much . If you would care to correspond with me, I would appreciate it. Thanks for reading this.