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Royce Spencer Clayton

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Royce Clayton hit .185/~.313/.296 for the Silver Medal-winning US team in the 1987 World Junior Championships. He led the team with six steals. He was signed by the San Francisco Giants and scout George Genovese as a 1st round pick in the 1988 amateur draft after a stellar prep career at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, CA.

Clayton joined the Boston Red Sox, his eleventh major league team in August 2007 before being designated for assignment at the end of the season. He was one team short of playing for a major league record twelve clubs.

Clayton's older brother, Royal Clayton, played in the minors for several years but never made it to the major leagues in spite of playing in AAA for a number of seasons.

Clayton was portrayed by actor Jorge Sanchez in the movie "The Rookie" (2002), striking out against Dennis Quaid, who played the part of Jim Morris.

He became eligible for election to the Hall of Fame in 2013 but did not receive any votes and was dropped from the ballot.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (1997)

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