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Clay Kirby

Clayton Laws Kirby

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 25, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Died: October 11, 1991 in Arlington, Virginia, United States
High School: Washington-Lee HS (Arlington, VA)

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1966 MLB June Amateur Draft from Washington-Lee HS (Arlington, VA).

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1966 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A STL 5 3 .625 3.60 4.40 12 9 1 1 45.0 29 22 18 0 18 0 51 3 0 7 1.044 5.8 0.0 3.6 10.2 2.83
1966 18 -1.5 Cardinals GULF Rk STL 2 3 .400 5.76 7.20 9 6 0 0 25.0 20 20 16 0 14 0 28 2 0 7 1.360 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.1 2.00
1966 18 -2.8 St. Petersburg FLOR A STL 3 0 1.000 0.90 0.90 3 3 1 1 20.0 9 2 2 0 4 0 23 1 0 0 0.650 4.0 0.0 1.8 10.4 5.75
1967 19 -2.4 Modesto CALL A STL 3 4 .429 4.38 4.74 16 14 0 0 74.0 63 39 36 8 31 2 75 4 0 2 1.270 7.7 1.0 3.8 9.1 2.42
1968 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA STL 12 9 .571 2.93 3.55 29 29 7 3 175.0 139 69 57 9 86 3 152 3 4 11 1.286 7.1 0.5 4.4 7.8 1.77
1968 20 -2.7 Arkansas TL AA STL 5 3 .625 2.15 2.69 10 10 3 2 67.0 51 20 16 3 26 0 59 1 2 4 1.149 6.9 0.4 3.5 7.9 2.27
1968 20 -6.1 Tulsa PCL AAA STL 7 6 .538 3.42 4.08 19 19 4 1 108.0 88 49 41 6 60 3 93 2 2 7 1.370 7.3 0.5 5.0 7.8 1.55
1969 21 -6.0 SDP NL MLB SDP 7 20 .259 3.80 4.51 35 35 0 2 0 0 215.2 204 108 91 18 100 13 113 6 0 7 931 1.410 8.5 0.8 4.2 4.7 1.13
1970 22 -5.1 SDP NL MLB SDP 10 16 .385 4.53 4.95 36 34 2 6 1 0 214.2 198 118 108 29 120 5 154 9 0 7 949 1.481 8.3 1.2 5.0 6.5 1.28
1971 23 -4.4 SDP NL MLB SDP 15 13 .536 2.83 3.33 38 36 0 13 2 0 267.1 213 99 84 20 103 14 231 3 0 13 1107 1.182 7.2 0.7 3.5 7.8 2.24
1972 24 -3.1 SDP NL MLB SDP 12 14 .462 3.13 3.28 34 34 0 9 2 0 238.2 197 87 83 21 116 11 175 2 0 8 1004 1.311 7.4 0.8 4.4 6.6 1.51
1973 25 -2.3 SDP NL MLB SDP 8 18 .308 4.79 5.73 34 31 2 4 2 0 191.2 214 122 102 30 66 7 129 1 1 13 841 1.461 10.0 1.4 3.1 6.1 1.95
1974 26 -1.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 12 9 .571 3.28 3.78 36 35 0 7 1 0 230.2 210 97 84 15 91 3 160 2 0 15 981 1.305 8.2 0.6 3.6 6.2 1.76
1975 27 -0.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 10 6 .625 4.72 5.12 26 19 3 1 0 0 110.2 113 63 58 13 54 3 48 5 1 12 499 1.509 9.2 1.1 4.4 3.9 0.89
1976 28 0.6 MON NL MLB MON 1 8 .111 5.72 6.98 22 15 1 0 0 0 78.2 81 61 50 10 63 1 51 2 0 8 370 1.831 9.3 1.1 7.2 5.8 0.81
1977 29 4.3 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 1 7 .125 7.95 9.10 17 16 2 0 0 86.0 129 87 76 13 48 0 59 1 1 13 2.058 13.5 1.4 5.0 6.2 1.23
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 75 104 .419 3.84 4.39 261 239 8 42 8 0 1548.0 1430 755 660 156 713 57 1061 30 2 83 6682 1.384 8.3 0.9 4.1 6.2 1.49
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 21 23 .477 4.43 5.14 74 68 10 4 0 380.0 360 217 187 30 183 5 337 11 5 33 1.429 8.5 0.7 4.3 8.0 1.84
All Levels (12 Seasons) 96 127 .430 3.95 4.54 335 307 8 52 12 0 1928.0 1790 972 847 186 896 62 1398 41 7 116 6682 1.393 8.4 0.9 4.2 6.5 1.56
A (2 seasons) Minors 6 4 .600 3.64 3.93 19 17 1 1 94.0 72 41 38 8 35 2 98 5 0 2 1.138 6.9 0.8 3.4 9.4 2.80
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 8 13 .381 5.43 6.31 36 35 6 1 0 194.0 217 136 117 19 108 3 152 3 3 20 1.675 10.1 0.9 5.0 7.1 1.41
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1966 18 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk STL 13 17 17 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 0 0
1966 18 -1.6 Cardinals GULF Rk STL 9 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0
1966 18 -3.2 St. Petersburg FLOR A STL 4 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 0 0 0
1967 19 -2.9 Modesto CALL A STL 16 27 24 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .250 .308 .250 .558 6 0 1 0
1968 20 -5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA STL 29 64 58 2 8 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 26 .138 .180 .190 .370 11 0 3 0
1968 20 -3.0 Arkansas TL AA STL 10 23 22 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 9 .136 .174 .182 .356 4 0 0 0
1968 20 -6.4 Tulsa PCL AAA STL 19 41 36 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 .139 .184 .194 .379 7 0 3 0
1969 21 -6.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 35 76 66 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 37 .061 .162 .076 .238 5 0 1 2 0 0
1970 22 -5.6 SDP NL MLB SDP 36 82 74 4 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 38 .149 .203 .162 .365 12 0 0 3 0 0
1971 23 -4.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 40 97 86 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 35 .093 .152 .093 .245 8 0 0 5 0 0
1972 24 -3.2 SDP NL MLB SDP 35 84 74 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 30 .068 .115 .068 .183 5 1 0 6 0 0
1973 25 -2.3 SDP NL MLB SDP 35 66 54 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 21 .093 .109 .111 .220 6 0 0 11 0 0
1974 26 -1.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 36 88 74 4 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 36 .095 .163 .095 .257 7 4 0 8 0 0
1975 27 -0.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 26 38 32 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .188 .235 .219 .454 7 1 0 4 0 0
1976 28 0.4 MON NL MLB MON 22 25 18 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .056 .105 .111 .216 2 0 0 6 0 0
1977 29 3.7 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 265 556 478 22 47 5 0 0 15 0 0 32 217 .098 .157 .109 .265 52 6 1 45 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 76 109 100 3 17 1 1 0 5 0 1 5 43 .170 .210 .200 .410 20 0 4 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 341 665 578 25 64 6 1 0 20 0 1 37 260 .111 .166 .125 .290 72 6 1 49 0 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 20 36 33 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 14 .212 .257 .212 .469 7 0 1 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 37 42 37 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 18 .135 .179 .189 .369 7 0 3 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1966 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A STL P 12
1966 18 Cardinals GULF Rk STL P 9
1966 18 St. Petersburg FLOR A STL P 3
1967 19 Modesto CALL A STL P 16 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.56
1968 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA STL P 29 29 10 15 4 0 .862 0.86
1968 20 Arkansas TL AA STL P 10 20 6 11 3 0 .850 1.70
1968 20 Tulsa PCL AAA STL P 19 9 4 4 1 0 .889 0.42
1969 21 SDP NL MLB SDP P 35 216.0 44 17 23 4 4 .909 1.67 1.14
1970 22 SDP NL MLB SDP P 36 215.0 31 6 23 2 1 .935 1.21 0.81
1971 23 SDP NL MLB SDP P 38 267.0 52 17 33 2 1 .962 1.69 1.32
1972 24 SDP NL MLB SDP P 34 239.0 45 11 29 5 3 .889 1.51 1.18
1973 25 SDP NL MLB SDP P 34 192.0 31 9 19 3 1 .903 1.31 0.82
1974 26 CIN NL MLB CIN P 36 231.0 48 11 27 10 1 .792 1.48 1.06
1975 27 CIN NL MLB CIN P 26 111.0 19 7 9 3 0 .842 1.30 0.62
1976 28 MON NL MLB MON P 22 79.0 10 1 9 0 1 1.000 1.14 0.45
1977 29 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP P 17 11 1 7 3 0 .727 0.47
MLB (8 seasons) MLB P 261 1550.0 280 79 172 29 12 .896 1.46 0.96
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 74 49 13 29 7 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 335 1550.0 329 92 201 36 12
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1966 18 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League A
1966 18 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Rk
1967 19 Modesto Reds California League A
1968 20 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA
1968 20 Tulsa Oilers Pacific Coast League AAA
1969 21 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1969-04-11 1969-10-02
1970 22 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1970-04-09 1970-10-01
1971 23 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1971-04-07 1971-09-29
1972 24 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-09-29
1973 25 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-29
1974 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1974-04-07 1974-09-29
1975 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-09-24
1976 28 Montreal Expos National League MLB 1 1976-04-17 1976-09-28
1977 29 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League AAA

Sabr ID: 24be38aa

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