Cliff Bolton

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William Clifton Bolton

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Biographical Information[edit]

Cliff Bolton was a catcher who played several years in the big leagues, most notably hitting .410 in 33 games for the 1933 Washington Senators who won 99 games and went to the 1933 World Series. The only three catchers used that year by the Senators were Luke Sewell, Moe Berg, and Bolton. Bolton also hit .304 with 11 triples in 1935, a year in which he appeared in 110 games. His 11 triples were 8th in the league. One source says that after his 1933 season, he held out for more money, and Moe Berg was given the catcher's job. Berg was released in midseason, and Bolton ended up playing 42 games. Eddie Phillips had 53 games at catcher, and Luke Sewell played 50 games.

Bolton was born in High Point, NC, eight days after Luke Appling was born in the same place.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1946 Martinsville Athletics Carolina League 67-75 6th
1952 Rutherford County Owls Western Carolina League -- -- replaced by William Greene
Lexington Indians North Carolina State League 6th replaced Carl Campbell

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