Uke Clanton

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Eucal Clanton
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Biographical Information[edit]

Eucal "Uke" Clanton was one of the earliest players to come out of the University of Oklahoma to the majors, playing in one game with the Cleveland Indians in 1922. His minor league career ran through 1930 and he managed the Ada Herefords in the Sooner State League in 1947 and 1948. Later he was president of the Sooner State League from 1952-1955.

He was an insurance salesman in the Ada, OK area. Clanton died of injuries suffered in a head-on automobile collision.

He is the only major leaguer (through 2019) whose first or last name starts with "Uk" and he is the only one whose real name was "Eucal".

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1947 Ada Herefords Sooner State League 86-51 2nd Lost in 1st round
1948 Ada Herefords Sooner State League 63-76 5th

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