A major league umpire for nine years, Jim Boyer umpired the 1947 All-Star Game and the 1948 World Series. He was an athletic trainer at Western Maryland from 1950-1959 and head baseball coach from 1950-1956. He died in 1959.
The Jim Boyer Memorial Award was established in 1962 by the Baltimore Chapter of the Alumni Association. The award is given annually to a senior baseball player who best emulates the qualities of Jim Boyer: loyalty to institution, commitment to excellence athletically and academically, humanistic qualities.
The trophy reads: 'Jim Boyer Memorial Award Awarded to the Outstanding Student Baseball Player'. It is located in the main trophy case at the Gill Center.
|1962||Charles Skip Brown|
|1965||Rex I. Walker|
|1990||Chester 'Skip' Tyson|
|1996||Brian Van Deusen|