My dad used to always tell me Clete Boyer was one of the best defensive third basemen of all time. He may always be remembered for his two plays in the 1961 World Series in which he dove to stop the ball and threw out the runner from his knees.
But Boyer only won one Gold Glove, and that came in 1969 with the Atlanta Braves. He did have one solid offensive season, also with the Braves, in 1967, but his career OPS+ of 86 says it all.
Here are his career stats:
September 8, 2010
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