Ken Boyer Book Project

boyer_9My latest project is a book on the life and professional baseball career of Ken Boyer (1931-1982). He played 15 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1969. There has only been two biographies written about him, both of which were published after his MVP season in 1964. These books–Guardian of the Hot Corner by Jack Zanger and Ken Boyer by David Lipman– were intended for children and teens rather than adult readers. I would like to write a book that encompasses his entire life, including his major-league managing and coaching stints with the Cardinals and his time spent managing in the minor leagues.

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Ken’s hometown of Alba in southwest Missouri and interview members of his family, including three of his siblings and three of his four children. Eventually, I’d like to talk with other family members, former teammates, and anyone who knew him personally and will share their memories of him.

If you would like to contact me about this project or have information that may help me, please send me an email.

Ken Boyer

Blog posts about the project:

09.15.13 – Book title considerations post, with a poll to vote on what you think would make the best title for the book!

08.22.13 – Kickstarter campaign is funded!

08.20.13 – Kickstarter and book updates

08.02.13 – New Kickstarter Campaign