Gary Lee Boyd was born on August 22, 1946, in Pasadena, California, played high school baseball at Juniperos Serra HS in Gardena, CA, and was drafted by the Indians in the 4th round of the very first big league draft in 1965.
Boyd made his big league debut for the Tribe on August 1, 1969 vs the Washington Senators.
Gary holds a special place in Indians history as he was the first player to wear uniform #54 for Cleveland.
I go every day to the Baseball Reference Bullpen page to go through the daily history of baseball and look up the birthdays for that day, and today I saw Gary Body's name, and, well, that last name is special to me as it's my middle name, so, I absolutely had to give a Happy Baseball Birthday! shout out to a fellow man named Boyd!
Happy Baseball Birthday! ⚾️🎂🎁 Gary Boyd!