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Brad Clontz

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John Bradley Clontz

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Despite being a reliever who only appeared in 39 games, Brad Clontz was named Most Outstanding Pitcher of the Southern League in 1994. For the Greenville Braves he was 1-2 with 27 saves and a 1.20 ERA (but a 2.60 RA), allowing 32 hits and 10 walks in 45 innings while striking out 49. Clontz finished the year with the Richmond Braves of the International League and saved 11 more in 24 games, posting a 2.10 ERA and striking out 21 in 26 innings, allowing 9 hits. Clontz's combined total of 38 saves that year led the minor leagues.

Brad reached the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves in 1995, earning a ring with a sweet 8-1, 3.45 record and 4 saves in 59 games while allowing only 1 run in 4 postseason appearances. He led the National League in appearances the following season, taking the ball 81 times with a sour 6-3, 5.69 record and 1 save. A submariner known for a good slider, he had one more solid season in 1997 (5-1, 3.75, 1 save in 51 games), then bounced around with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates until 2000. Clontz finished his career in the Florida Marlins system in 2006 and later operated a juice business in Atlanta.

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