You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Bullpen > Clay Carroll - BR Bullpen

Clay Carroll

From BR Bullpen

Jump to: navigation, search
ClayCarroll.jpg

Clay Palmer Carroll
(Hawk)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.

BR page

Contents

[edit] Biographical Information

Clay Carroll was used mostly as a reliever in his 14 seasons, but he did have one complete game in his career. It was on September 4, 1967 as a member of the Atlanta Braves against the Philadelphia Phillies. He gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 3. The Braves won the game, 8-2. He was signed by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1961.

Carroll was a key member of the tremendously strong bullpens that characterized the Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds teams in the 1970s. From 1968 to 1975, he won 10 or more games in three different season, had an ERA under 3.00 in 6 of 8 seasons and saved 119 games. He pitched 90 or more innings every year during that stretch. His career year was 1972, when he went 6-4, 2.25 and his 37 saves led all of the major leagues. The Reds lost the 1972 World Series in seven game to the Oakland Athletics that year, but he was still with the Reds when they won the title in 1975, in seven games over the Boston Red Sox. He was credited with a win in both the 1970 and 1975 Series, and in 1972 went 0-1 but with a save and a 1.59 ERA in 5 games. Overall, he was 3-1, 1.53, in 14 World Series games.

[edit] Notable Achievements

[edit] Further Reading

[edit] Related Sites

Personal tools