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Boynton, Lloyd (1995)

Boynton, Lloyd (95)

The early 1940's was a period of talented Portland High School Baseball teams, including three Telegram League title clubs. While only a freshman, Lloyd's diamond skills enabled him to crack the starting lineup of the 1941 P.H.S. Telly champions.

He followed that with two All-Telegram League seasons — as an outfielder (.386) In 1942 and as a pitcher in 1943. Lloyd's coach, the veteran Jimmy Sibson, recalled that "Lloyd had a terrific arm, the best | ever saw.

Boynton's enlistment in the Navy resulted in him missing not only his senior season at P.H.S., but also the opportunity to accept a contract offer from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lloyd's naval career included him surviving the sinking of his ship by a German U-boat in the Arctic Ocean. His Navy stint also gave him the opportunity to play service ball with many major leaguers: Dick Sisler, Hank Majeski, Hank Sauer, etc.

Foliowing his discharge, Lloyd signed with the St. Louis Browns organization in 1946, playing in the Wisconsin State League. Although illness cut snort his 1946 season in the Oklahoma State League, Boynton was able to finish out the year with the Portland Pilots in the New England League.

in 1949, Lloyd earned league MVP honors while campaigning for St.

Georges de Beauce in the Canadian Laurentian League. After several winning seasons as the Beauce player-coach, Lloyd finished his active playing career with the Thetford Mines team in the Canadian Provincial League.

His basebaill experience and knowledge brought him back to the game in 1969 when major league baseball expanded into Canada. He served as an instructor and player evaluator for the Montreal Expos' tryout camps from 1969 through 1971.

since the 1950's, Boynton has resided in Canada. The father of three children and a retired sales representative, Lloyd lives in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he remains active in golf, hunting, fishing, Dowling and curling.

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