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Ken Boyer from the Chronology
Jun 6, 1980 - Cardinals manager Ken Boyer is fired between games of a doubleheader loss to the Expos; he will be replaced the following day by Whitey Herzog who led the Kansas City Royals to 3 consecutive AL West titles from 1976-78. St. Louis has the worst record in the major leagues (18-34).
Sep 27, 1965 - A week after sending veteran Ken Boyer to the Mets St. Louis trades SS Dick Groat 1B Bill White and C Bob Uecker to the Phillies for P Art Mahaffey OF Alex Johnson and C Pat Corrales.
Sep 11, 1964 - Bob Gibson holds the Cubs to 2 hits and the Cards win 50. Ken Boyer's 22nd homer starts the Birds' scoring.
Aug 30, 1963 - Ken Boyer's three-run homer leads the Cardinals to an 11-6 win over host Philadelphia and start the Birds on a 9-game win streak. St. Louis will win 19 out of 20 to end up a game behind the Dodgers.
Jul 9, 1963 - Willie Mays is held to a single but dominates a 5-3 NL win in the All-Star Game. He also walks steals twice scores twice bats in a pair and makes a great catch. It is Stan Musial's 24th All-Star appearance a record. Musial's teammates comprise the starting infield for the NL: 1B Bill White 2B Julian Javier SS Dick Groat and 3B Ken Boyer. Javier was chosen as the replacement for Pittsburgh's injured 2B Bill Mazeroski.
Sep 14, 1961 - The Cardinals and Cubs set a NL record by using 72 players in a doubleheader (more than 18 innings). St. Louis leads the way with 37 players and wins twice 8-7 and then 6-5 in 11 innings. Ken Boyer climaxes a 7-for-11 day by cycling in the nitecap completing it by belting his 22nd HR of the year in the 11th inning. The Cards have won all 11 games with the Cubs at Busch this year.
Jul 13, 1960 - Vern Law becomes the 2nd Pirate to win a 1960 All-Star Game working 2 scoreless innings. Stan Musial comes off the NL bench and hits his record 6th and last All-Star Game HR. Willie Mays Ken Boyer and Eddie Mathews also homer in the 6-0 NL win the 3rd shutout in All-Star Game history.
Sep 13, 1959 - Glen Hobbie of the Cubs stops Ken Boyer's hitting streak at 29 games. He was 41-for-117 for a .350 mark over the course of his streak. Hobbie allows just 4 hits in shutting out the Cards 8-0.
Sep 2, 1959 - The Dodgers spot the Cardinals a 4-run lead before roaring back for a 9-6 win. Chuck Churn the last of 4 pitchers is the winner as the Dodgers remain 1 1/2 games in back of the Giants. Ken Boyer's single off Churn extends his hitting streak to 21 games.
Jun 14, 1959 - Ken Boyer of the Cards hits his 3rd weekly inside-the-park HR this one against the Reds at St. Louis in a 5-4 first-game win. On May 30 he connected at Los Angeles and June 7 at Philadelphia.
Dec 5, 1957 - The Cards turn down the Phillies offer of Richie Ashburn and Harvey Haddix for Ken Boyer‚ trusting that Boyer will turn into a good 3B. Then‚ in one of their best trades ever‚ the Cardinals acquire outfielders Curt Flood and Joe Taylor from the Reds for pitchers Marty Kutyna and Ted Wieand. The 19-year-old Flood‚ who appeared in 8 games for Cincinnati over the past 2 seasons‚ will anchor the St. Louis OF for the next 12 years.
Sep 18, 1956 - At Ebbets Field the Cards Ken Boyer homers with Musial on and 2 out in the 9th to defeat Brooklyn 6-5. The Cards collect just 5 hits including Musial's 350th home run.
Jul 10, 1956 - In the All-Star Game the first-place Reds vote five starters on the team-and three runner-ups-all the result of an enthusiastic get-out-the vote campaign by Cincy radio stations and newspapers. Next year the issue will come to a head. In the game Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes 3 sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the NL defeats the AL 7-3. Willie Mays Mickey Mantle Ted Williams and Stan Musial all homer. Mays's pinch-hit 2-run HR off Whitey Ford is his 7th straight hit against the Yankee lefty.
Dec 8, 1954 - The Cardinals send veteran pitcher Gerry Staley‚ who had won 84 games for St. Louis in the past 6 seasons‚ along with All-star 3B Ray Jablonski to the Reds for Frank Smith (5-8 in 1954). The Cards have the good-fielding Ken Boyer in the wings‚ making the bad-fielding Jabo expendable. He'll be back in the minors within a year. After a year in St. Louis the Cards will waive good-bye to Smith and Cincinnati will sign him back.