Clay Van Alstyne
Clayton Emory Van Alstyne (Spike)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut August 20, 1927
- Final Game May 7, 1928
- Born May 24, 1900 in Stuyvesant, NY USA
- Died January 5, 1960 in Hudson, NY USA
Clay "Spike" Van Alstyne was in the majors with the Washington Senators in 1927-28, pitching in six games. In his last major league at-bat, he hit his only home run.
The book Baseball in Reading has a photo of Van Alstyne.
The Altamont (N.Y.) Enterprise newspaper from July 29, 1921, refers to Van Alstyne as the pitcher for the Delanson team in the Schoharie Valley League.
The Albany Evening News of February 10, 1928, gave Van Alstyne a headline in the sports section when he re-signed with the Senators for 1928.