CLETE BOYER 1967 Atlanta Braves Vintage News Wire Photo

DATE SHOT: 1967

SUBJECT: Clete Boyer

APPROXIMATE SIZE: 6-1/4"x11"

ORIGINAL or REPRINT: Type 3 - Second or later-generation photo, printed from a duplicate negative or wire photo process, within about 2 years of when it was shot

COMMENTS / CONDITION: See scans for further details including condition.

BIO: Cletis Leroy Boyer was born in 1937 Cassville, MO and died in 2007 in Lawrenceville, GA. He played major league baseball from 1955 to 1971 as infielder for the Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, and appeared in the 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964 World Series. Boyer was one of 14 children. He and four of the brothers played professional baseball, with Ken, also a third baseman, and Cloyd, a pitcher, also making the majors. He wwon the Gold Glove while playing 3rd base in 1969. Boyer also spent 4 seasons in the Central League in Japanese baseball with the Taiyo Whales (now the Yokohama BayStars). After retiring in 1975, he was the defensive coach for the Whales in 1976. Afterwards, Boyer returned to the Major Leagues as a third-base coach with the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics, mostly with former teammate Billy Martin as manager. In 2000, Boyer opened a restaurant named "Clete Boyer’s Hamburger Hall of Fame" in Cooperstown, NY just a few miles south of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The restaurant features sandwiches and hamburgers named after various Yankees' immortals such as: "Yogi's Special meatball sub", "the Mickey Mantle Cheeseburger Deluxe", "the Reggie Veggie Burger", "the Bobby Richardson Cheeseburger", "the Roger Maris Hamburger Deluxe", and "the Whitey Ford Blue Cheese Burger". Boyer could often be found at the restaurant chatting with visitors and graciously signing photos and other memorabilia. Boyer died on June 4, 2007 from complications of a brain hemorrhage in an Atlanta area hospital.

SKU: L11062

Item: L11062

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CLETE BOYER 1967 Atlanta Braves Vintage News Wire Photo
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