In 1973, 18-year old Clyde made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers.
To say the least, Clyde, who had pitched in a high school game a few weeks before, was rushed to sell seats. Sadly, he was out of baseball in 5 years: 18-33 with a 4.67 ERA.
Wonder how different it would have been if Clyde had gone through the minors and brought to the Rangers later? We will never know but my guess is that a hard throwing lefty like Clyde would have succeeded, as a starter or closer.
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