Danny Clay

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Danny Bruce Clay

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"Danny Clay had a rough night. He's been our best reliever this season and has been used in every possible situation. He appeared in tonight's game and was again perfect. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and made the trip home after yesterday's afternoon game. It's a three hour drive home for him, too, and he was awfully tired today at the yard. After the game, he found out that two tires had been stolen off his truck in Bush Stadium's parking lot. I went with him to check it out. Sure enough, the truck was up on blocks: the lug nuts were gone too, so the spares that other players offered were useless. He went up to the Indians' office to file a report with the police. I couldn't believe how composed he was: maybe he was just too tired to flip out... This is another reminder of where we are. Jose Canseco's tires aren't tampered with while he's playing. If they ever were, he might issue some brash threat in the headlines or open a 900 number for clues on his assailant. The next time you're so irritated by some multimillionaire's ego that you're tempted to tar all ballplayers with the same brush, remember Danny Clay's tires." - Steve Fireovid, The 26th Man

Reliever Danny Clay made only 17 appearances on a big league mound. Dealing for the Philadelphia Phillies, he had an ERA of 6.00 with 21 walks to 12 strikeouts in 24 innings in 1988. He kicked around the minors for a few years after and was pitching rather solid as Steve Fireovid's teammate with the Indianapolis Indians in 1990 (2-2, 2.45, 26 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings) when he was a victim of the numbers game, released by the Montreal Expos to make room for younger players. He finished his career in the Mexican League in 1991.

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