» May 17, 1955:
At St. Louis, Cards rookie Larry Jackson hands the Dodgers their first shutout, stopping the league leaders, 3–0. St. Louis takes advantage of the removal of the screen from the RF pavilion by banging two homers -- by Red Schoendienst and Ken Boyer -- into the sector, 310 feet away.
» July 10, 1956:
In the All-Star 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 of Whitey Ford is his 7th straight hit
against the Yankee lefty.
» December 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 eight games for Cincinnati over the past two seasons, will anchor the St. Louis OF for the next 12 years.
» June 14, 1959: Ken Boyer of the Cards hits his 3rd weekly inside-the-park home run, 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 seven at Philadelphia.
» August 10, 1959: Ken Boyer of the Cardinals begins a 29-game hitting streak, the longest since Stan Musial's 30-games in 1950. The Giants score three in the 9th to win 3–2.
» September 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.
» July 13, 1960: Vern Law becomes the 2nd Pirate to win a 1960 All-Star Game, working two scoreless innings. Stan Musial comes off the National League bench and hits his record 6th and last All-Star Game home run. Willie Mays, Ken Boyer, and Eddie Mathews also homer in the 6–0 NL win, the 3rd shutout in All-Star Game history.
» September 14, 1961: The Cardinals and Cubs set a National League 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 home run of the year in the 11th inning. The Cards have won all 11 games with the Cubs at Busch this year.
» July 9, 1963: Willie Mays is held to a single, but dominates a 5–3 National League 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.
» August 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.
» June 16, 1964: For the second time in his career, Ken Boyer hits for the cycle to pace the Cardinals to a 7–1 win over Houston. Curt Simmons is the winning pitcher.
» July 18, 1964: Ken Boyer, Bill White, and Tim McCarver of the Cards hit consecutive 8th-inning home runs in a 15–7 bombing of the Mets.
» September 11, 1964:
Bob Gibson holds the Cubs to two hits, and the Cards win, 50. Ken Boyer's 22nd homer starts the Birds' scoring.
» October 11, 1964: Ken Boyer's grand slam in the 6th inning off Al Downing gives the Cards a 4–3 win in game 4.
» November 24, 1964: 3B Ken Boyer of the Cardinals is voted National League MVP, with 243 votes to 187 for Philadelphia OF Johnny Callison.
» September 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.
» October 20, 1965: St. Louis trades 3B Ken Boyer to the Mets for P Al Jackson and 3B Charlie Smith.
» May 4, 1966:
The Mets Jack Hamilton just misses a no-hitter as he beats the Cardinals 8–0. The only Bird bingle is a 2-strike bunt by pitcher Ray Sadecki that catches Mets 3B Ken Boyer playing back.
» July 22, 1967: The White Sox get Sandy Alomar and infielder Ken Boyer from the Mets in exchange for infielder Billy Southworth and catcher J.C. Martin.
» April 25, 1978: The Cardinals fire manager Vern Rapp. Ken Boyer will take over the reins four days later.
» June 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 three consecutive American League West titles from 1976-78. St. Louis has the worst record in the major leagues (18-34).