Sunday, February 20, 2005
February 20th, 1941Clyde Wright Born
Clyde Wright pitched for ten years in the major leagues, winning exactly one hundred games (including twenty-two in 1970) while losing one hundred eleven (including twenty in 1974). Clyde is also one of only a handful of Major Leaguers to have his son--Jaret--play baseball and in even more exclusive company for both being pitchers. As of this writing, Jaret has just fifty-two career wins, but is still active and only twenty-eight. If he retains the form he showed in Atlanta last year (and as a Yankee fan I hope he does although I'm not holding my breath) he should pass one-hundred wins. This would allow him and his father to join Mel and Todd Stottlemyre as the only Father-Son combination with one hundred wins each (with an honorable mention to Jim Bagby Sr. and Jr., who fell three victories by Junior short).