Wednesday, December 22, 2010

#81 Lou Clinton

1965 Topps
Luciean Louis Clinton
Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: October 13, 1937 in Ponca City, OK
MLB Debut: April 22, 1960 Boston Red Sox
Final MLB Game: April 30, 1967 New York Yankees
Died: December 6, 1997 in Wichita, KS
Years with the Angels: 1964-1965

June 4, 1964: Traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Angels for Lee Thomas.
September 8, 1965: Selected off waivers by the Kansas City Athletics from the California Angels.
September 9, 1965: Previous waiver selection by the Kansas City Athletics from the California Angels voided and player returned (after playing 1 game with them).
September 9, 1965: Selected off waivers by the Cleveland Indians from the California Angels.

Starting in right he fielded a Roger Maris double that scored Tom Tresh on two outs in the top of the first. Batting third in the bottom of the first, he singled to left off Ralph Terry, advancing Albie Pearson to second. Went on that day to go 3-for-4 with a 2-run shot in the fourth, in a 3-2 win over the Yankees on Friday, June 5, 1964 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

In 528 ABs over 180 G, hit .246 with 30 doubles and 59 runs scored.

See Debut above (kind of a cop-out, but too close to decide)

- Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1955.
- Hit 22 HR with 77 RBI but only batted .232 for Boston in 1963.
- Hit 2 HRs in a game 3 times.
- Played for the Red Sox (60-64) Angels (64-65), Athletics (65), Indians (65), and Yankees (66-67).

1963 Topps #96

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