William Johnston Clymer
(Derby Day Bill)
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 155 lb.
- Debut June 26, 1891
- Final Game June 27, 1891
- Born December 18, 1872 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died December 26, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA USA
Bill Clymer played only three games in the majors (at 17) and was a long-time minor league manager. Although Sporting Life predicted in 1907 that he would manage the Boston Red Sox the next season, he never became a major league manager.
He first managed in the minors for two weeks in 1898, before turning 25. He managed his last game in July 1932. In between his teams went 2,122-1,762 over 29 years. He was the second minor league manager to 2,000 wins. Clymer was also a Cincinnati Reds coach in 1925. He is apparently not related to Otis Clymer, who was born a couple of years after Bill in Pennsylvania and who also played in the majors.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
- see also Minor League Wins by a Manager
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