Jim Clancy

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James Clancy

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Clancy played fifteen years in the majors, a dozen with the Toronto Blue Jays, and was one of the best pitchers in the early history of the Jays.

Originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 1974 amateur draft, Clancy was chosen by Toronto in the 1976 expansion draft. He reached the big leagues midway through the team's inaugural season of 1977, going 4-9 in 13 starts, and became a mainstay in the Blue Jays rotation for more than a decade. He won 16 games for the team in 1982 and played in the All-Star Game that year. Remaining with Toronto through 1988, he won 128 games (third behind Dave Stieb and Roy Halladay in club history) and threw 2,206 innings (second behind Stieb). He is first in team history with 140 losses.

After the 1988 season, Clancy became a free agent and moved on to the Houston Astros. After going 7-14 in his first year with Houston, he moved to the bullpen the following summer. Late in the 1991 campaign, he was dealt to the Atlanta Braves. He made his last big league appearances in the 1991 World Series, appearing in 3 games and earning the victory in Game Three.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1982)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1982, 1983 & 1987)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 6 (1980, 1982-1984, 1986 & 1987)

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