Edgar George Clough
(Big Ed or Spec)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 188 lb.
- Debut August 28, 1924
- Final Game September 25, 1926
- Born October 28, 1906 in Wiconisco, PA USA
- Died January 30, 1944 in Harrisburg, PA USA
Clough made his major league debut in 1924 at just 17. He played in 7 games, mostly in left field, and was 1-for-14 at the plate. He came back in 1925 and 1926 as a pitcher, appearing in four games and twelve innings with a 10.50 ERA. He was one of the youngest players in the league in all three seasons in which he appeared. He had won 28 games while pitching at Fort Smith in 1925. Clough and Bill Hallahan were the source of friction in 1926 between manager Rogers Hornsby and team president Branch Rickey. Rickey thought them strong prospects, but manager Hornsby did not want to play them, saying that he wanted to win the pennant immediately, not many years later. Source: "Rogers Hornsby" A Biography". Rickey is quoted in the book as saying that when Clough was playing at Fort Smith, the team was offered $25,000 for him.