The Mets acquired former All-Star third baseman and National League MVP Ken Boyer from the St. Louis Cardinals on October 20, 1965 in exchange for Al Jackson and Charley Smith He made his Met debut as Opening Day 1966, as the starting third baseman he went 1 for 3. As the Mets regular third baseman he appeared in 136 games and batted .266 with 14 home runs and 61 RBIs, the most on the team. He also set the Mets single season record for doubles with 28, a record that was broken the following season by Tommy Davis with 32.
Some select highlights of his season included a 3 RBI performance on April 17 in the Mets 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. A home run and 4 RBIs against the Cubs in the Mets 14-11 win on April 26. A 4 hit performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates August 11.
Boyer returned to the Mets in 1967 but was with his average at just .235 he was traded to the Chicago White Sox on July 22 along with Sandy Alomar. in exchange for J.C. Martin and Billy Southworth. Before he was traded he did manage to earn his 2,000 career hit on May 10 and his 300 career double on May 20.
In 192 games for the Mets Boyer batted .258 with 17 home runs and 74 RBIs.
While with the Mets Boyer wore number 14.
Ken Boyer also played for the following teams:
St. Louis Cardinals – 1955-1965
Chicago White Sox – 1967,1968
Los Angeles Dodgers – 1968,1969