Stubby Clapp Gets Pitched

Now there’s a name from the past. One of the most popular players to come through the St. Louis farm system never quite caught on in the major leagues. In fact, the young man would play 11 years in the minors with a career average of .275. That would only translate to a major league career that would span 23 games and 25 at bats for a .200 average in 2001.

Stubby is back in familiar territory as he manages the Houston Astros Class-A affiliate, the Tri-City Valley Cats. This past week, the manager would take exception with a home plate umpire call. What would follow will surely come up as one of Stubby Clapp‘s career highlights:

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball as well as the Assignment Editor for BaseballDigest.com.
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