May 17, 2003

David Clyde, former pitching prodigy, tells his story.: Exploited by his owner, not accepted by his teammates, and finally kicked to the curb after blowing out his arm, phenom and former number one draft choice David Clyde tells his side of his story, thirty years after his well-publicized and hyped debut as the eighteen year old saviour of a franchise.

posted by kickerofelves to baseball at 08:26 PM - 2 comments

Thanks, kicker. I'm beginning to see why these guys want us to dig deeper than This is a great read and a terrific cautionary tale, and I hope the Rangers hire David Clyde for exactly 27 days. They owe him that much.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:17 PM on May 18, 2003

He was the first baseball player ever to go straight from high school to the Bigs. Is that accurate? What about guys like Al Kaline who "never spent a day in the Minors"? Did they all come from college?

posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on May 19, 2003

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