Clint Nageotte

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Clinton Scott Nageotte

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Clint Nageotte played three years in the majors, eight years in the minors and three years in independent ball.

A 10-year-old Nageotte played young Babe Ruth in a 1991 TV biopic, starring Stephen Lang as The Babe [1].

Clint was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 5th round of the 1999 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Ken Madeja and made his pro debut the next summer, going 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA in the rookie league. The next three years, primarily as a starter, he was 11-8, 9-6 and 11-7 as he moved up the system.

In 2004, he had 14 appearances with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers and 12 appearances with the major league Mariners at the age of 23. Five of his twelve big league appearances were starts and he pitched 36 2/3 innings total. He was seven years younger than teammate Ichiro Suzuki.

In 2005, he was at Tacoma for most of the season, but came up in August for three games with the Mariners, pitching four innings in relief. He then came back in 2006 to pitch his last major league game in April, in relief, and again spent most of the season with Tacoma.

In October 2006 he became a free agent shortly before his 26th birthday and signed in December with the New York Mets organization. He pitched 9 games in 2007 with the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs and became a free agent again that fall. After that he pitched for three years in independent ball.

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