Through the 1930's and into the 1950's, Boyes established himself as one of the greatest left-handed hitters in Akron baseball history. Besides being able to ride the ball a long way, he excelled on the mound, at first base and in the outfield. His career began with Farewell Billiards. He also played for St. Martha, West Chevrolet, State Champion Atlantic Foundry, Killian Celtics, Tallmadge Kramers, Smith Sheriffs and Krispy Kreme. Boyes had a stint in the Cincinnati Reds organization - guiding Elizabethtown, TN to the 1940 League Title while batting .400. He returned to Akron to help the Sheriffs win the 1941 City A crown. He continued as a player and manager until 1958 when he directed Krispy Kreme to the League title. A short time later, at only age 47, Art died of a heart attack.