Clete Boyer Stats

Clete Boyer was born on Tuesday, February 9, 1937, in Cassville, Missouri. Boyer was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 5, 1955, with the Kansas City Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Clete Boyer baseball stats page.

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"In the second game of the 1962 World Series at Candlestick Park, Clete Boyer of the Yankees hit a sharp line drive to right-center field. 'As the ball left the bat,' he recollected, 'I said to myself two things. The first thing I said was, 'Hello double!' The second thing I said was, 'Oh shit, he's ( Willie Mays ) out there.'" - Author Charles Einstein in Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age (Souther Illinois University Press, 02/20/2004, Page 34)

Clete Boyer

Clete Boyer Autograph on a 1971 Topps Baseball Card (#374 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1971top01' title='1971 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Clete Boyer Autograph on a 1971 Topps Baseball Card (#374 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Cletis Leroy Boyer
Nickname:
Clete
Born On:
02-09-1937  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cassville, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-04-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Cemetery:
Friends Cemetery, Purcell, Missouri
High School:
Alba High School (Alba, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
06-05-1955 (Age 18)
Last Game:
05-23-1971
Draft:
Not Applicable / $35,000 Bonus Baby

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Clete Boyer Pitching Stats

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Clete Boyer Hitting Stats

1955 18 Athletics 47 79 3 19 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 17 0 0 0 3 .241 .268 .253
1956 19 Athletics 67 129 15 28 3 1 1 0 4 11 1 24 2 0 1 2 .217 .284 .279
1957 20 Athletics 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1959 22 Yankees 47 114 4 20 2 0 0 0 3 6 2 23 3 1 0 2 .175 .215 .193
1960 23 Yankees 124 393 54 95 20 1 14 0 46 23 1 85 7 5 3 7 .242 .285 .405
1961 24 Yankees 148 504 61 113 19 5 11 0 55 63 4 83 1 8 2 13 .224 .308 .347
1962 25 Yankees 158 566 85 154 24 1 18 1 68 51 8 106 5 8 3 17 .272 .331 .413
1963 26 Yankees 152 557 59 140 20 3 12 1 54 33 11 91 2 2 2 5 .251 .295 .363
1964 27 Yankees 147 510 43 111 10 5 8 0 52 36 11 93 3 4 1 12 .218 .269 .304
1965 28 Yankees 148 514 69 129 23 6 18 1 58 39 10 79 2 4 2 16 .251 .304 .424
1966 29 Yankees 144 500 59 120 22 4 14 0 57 46 4 48 4 6 2 9 .240 .303 .384
1967 30 Braves 154 572 63 140 18 3 26 2 96 39 3 81 0 6 2 14 .245 .292 .423
1968 31 Braves 71 273 19 62 7 2 4 0 17 16 3 32 0 0 2 8 .227 .275 .311
1969 32 Braves 144 496 57 124 16 1 14 0 57 55 6 87 4 3 4 16 .250 .328 .371
1970 33 Braves 134 475 44 117 14 1 16 0 62 41 8 71 3 5 1 11 .246 .305 .381
1971 34 Braves 30 98 10 24 1 0 6 0 19 8 2 11 1 1 0 1 .245 .299 .439
16 Years 1,725 5,780 645 1,396 200 33 162 5 654 470 74 931 37 53 25 136 .242 .299 .372

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Clete Boyer Fielding Stats

1955 Athletics 2B 10 5 165 25 2.5 23 12 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .920 3.76
1955 Athletics 3B 11 6 183 24 2.2 24 7 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.54
1955 Athletics SS 12 5 175 27 2.3 26 13 13 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.01
1956 Athletics 2B 51 34 973 210 4.1 204 94 110 6 31 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.66
1956 Athletics 3B 7 6 144 20 2.9 20 6 14 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.75
1957 Athletics 2B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Athletics 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Yankees 3B 16 9 270 37 2.3 36 9 27 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.60
1959 Yankees SS 26 22 583 104 4.0 103 40 63 1 14 n/a n/a n/a .990 4.77
1960 Yankees 3B 99 93 2,347 332 3.4 321 102 219 11 24 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.69
1960 Yankees SS 33 20 572 139 4.2 133 55 78 6 20 n/a n/a n/a .957 6.28
1961 Yankees 3B 141 138 3,600 521 3.7 504 151 353 17 36 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.78
1961 Yankees SS 12 8 226 39 3.3 39 19 20 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.66
1962 Yankees 3B 157 156 4,192 605 3.9 583 187 396 22 41 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.76
1963 Yankees 2B 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1963 Yankees 3B 141 138 3,730 497 3.5 474 165 309 23 32 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.43
1963 Yankees SS 9 9 240 54 6.0 52 18 34 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.85
1964 Yankees 3B 123 120 3,229 409 3.3 396 118 278 13 28 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.31
1964 Yankees SS 21 19 573 110 5.2 107 46 61 3 13 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.04
1965 Yankees 3B 147 140 3,824 504 3.4 488 134 354 16 46 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.45
1965 Yankees SS 2 0 9 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1966 Yankees 3B 85 84 2,223 324 3.8 313 87 226 11 12 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.80
1966 Yankees SS 59 59 1,537 291 4.9 284 114 170 7 26 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.99
1967 Braves 3B 150 148 3,897 471 3.1 457 166 291 14 30 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.17
1967 Braves SS 6 3 117 30 5.0 29 11 18 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 6.69
1968 Braves 3B 69 67 1,845 213 3.1 209 74 135 4 17 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.06
1969 Braves 3B 141 135 3,595 429 3.0 414 139 275 15 18 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.11
1970 Braves 3B 126 123 3,275 393 3.1 375 107 268 18 21 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.09
1970 Braves SS 5 5 141 19 3.8 18 6 12 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 3.45
1971 Braves 3B 25 24 688 77 3.1 74 18 56 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.90
1971 Braves SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
3B Totals 1,439 1,387 37,048 4,856 3.4 4,688 1,470 3,218 168 315 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.42
SS Totals 186 150 4,176 817 4.4 795 325 470 22 96 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.14
2B Totals 63 40 1,165 237 3.8 229 107 122 8 32 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.31
16 Years 1,688 1,577 42,389 5,910 3.5 5,712 1,902 3,810 198 443 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.64

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Clete Boyer Miscellaneous Stats

1955 Athletics 0 0 .000 9 8 n/a 0.0 4.6 13.2 - - -
1956 Athletics 1 1 .500 5 7 n/a 129.0 5.4 32.3 - - -
1957 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 9 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1959 Yankees 1 0 1.000 6 2 n/a 0.0 5.0 38.0 - - -
1960 Yankees 2 3 .400 2 3 n/a 28.1 4.6 8.5 - - -
1961 Yankees 1 3 .250 0 0 n/a 45.8 6.1 9.2 - - -
1962 Yankees 3 2 .600 0 1 n/a 31.4 5.3 8.3 - - -
1963 Yankees 4 2 .667 0 1 n/a 46.4 6.1 10.3 - - -
1964 Yankees 6 1 .857 3 2 n/a 63.8 5.5 9.8 - - -
1965 Yankees 4 1 .800 3 0 n/a 28.6 6.5 8.9 - - -
1966 Yankees 6 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 35.7 10.4 8.8 - - -
1967 Braves 6 3 .667 2 0 n/a 22.0 7.1 6.0 - - -
1968 Braves 2 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 68.3 8.5 16.1 - - -
1969 Braves 3 7 .300 3 0 n/a 35.4 5.7 8.7 - - -
1970 Braves 2 5 .286 3 0 n/a 29.7 6.7 7.7 - - -
1971 Braves 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 16.3 8.9 5.2 - - -
16 Years 41 28 .594 42 33 n/a 35.7 6.2 8.8 - - -

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Clete Boyer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1955 Kansas City Athletics 12 Undetermined - -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 12 Undetermined - -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 12 Undetermined - -
1959 New York Yankees 34 Undetermined - -
1960 New York Yankees 34 Undetermined - Stats
1961 New York Yankees 34 , 6 Undetermined - Stats
1962 New York Yankees 6 Undetermined - Stats
1963 New York Yankees 6 Undetermined - Stats
1964 New York Yankees 6 Undetermined - Stats
1965 New York Yankees 6 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Yankees 6 $31,500.00 - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 6 $25,000.00 - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 6 $47,500.00 - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 6 $45,000.00 - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 6 $42,500.00 - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 6 $40,000.00 - -
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Clete Boyer won the Gold Glove Award at third base in 1969, the first time a player from the Atlanta Braves earned the honor at the hot corner (and the last until Terry Pendleton won again twenty years later). Ken Boyer , one of Clete's big-league brothers ( Cloyd Boyer was the third) had won the same exact award five times making the duo the first to each win a Gold Glove.

Other family pairs to win Gold Gloves are brothers Sandy Alomar, Jr. ( Gold Glove Catcher ) and Roberto Alomar ( Gold Glove Second Baseman ), brothers Bengie Molina and Yadier Molina ( Gold Glove Catchers ), father and son Bobby Bonds and Barry Bonds ( Gold Glove Outfielders ), and father and son Bob Boone ( Gold Glove Catcher ) and Bret Boone ( Gold Glove Second Baseman ).

Clete Boyer, Ken Boyer, Cloyd Boyer
The Boyer Brothers of Baseball | McFarland Publishing (03/31/2015) | Lew Freedman (Author)
There have been over 350 sets of brothers who have played Major League Baseball, but only six tandems in which each brother hit at least 100 home runs:

Brothers With 100+ Career Home Runs Each

Rank Quantity Brother Duo
#1 486 Joe DiMaggio (361 HRs) & Vince DiMaggio (125 HRs)
#2 462 Justin Upton (298 HRs) & B.J. Upton (164 HRs)
#3 444 Ken Boyer (282 HRs) & Clete Boyer (162 HRs)
#4 378 Bret Boone (252 HRs) & Aaron Boone (126 HRs)
#5 322 Roberto Alomar (210 HRs) & Sandy Alomar, Jr. (112 HRs)
#6 262 Bob Meusel (156 HRs) & Irish Meusel (106 HRs)

On October 15, 1964 , during Game 7 of the 1964 World Series , Clete Boyer hit a home run off Bob Gibson in the 9th inning. The Yankees were trailing the Cardinals 3-7 and the homer helped, but Ken Boyer had already homered in the 7th inning, off Steve Hamilton , to help put the game out of reach. The brothers were the first in history to hit home runs in the same World Series game.

On April 11, 1967 , Clete Boyer took the field in the Astrodome and became the first ATLANTA Braves player to wear #6 .

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Clete Boyer (Braves #6) | 1967 Dexter Press Baseball Card (#4) | Baseball Almanac Collection
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