Curt Barclay was born on Saturday, August 22, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois. Barclay was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1957, with the New York Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Curt Barclay baseball stats page.
"(Curt) Barclay, although 25, is a polished pitcher with professional manners and know-how. He has noteworthy control of curve balls of various speeds, and is a master at brushing back the too-eager batsman." - The Sporting News (April 17, 1957, Joe King)
Curt Barclay Autograph on a 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#361 | Checklist )
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Curtis Cordell Barclay was a Major League Baseball player who pitched with the New York Giants ( 1957 ) and San Francisco Giants ( 1958 - 1959 ). Curt, his nickname, grew up in Chicago and signed with the Giants in 1952, after attending the University of Oregon , where he played and excelled in both baseball and basketball. How good was he?
"Six-foot-three Curt Barclay turned down a contract offer from the NBAs Boston Celtics to sign with the Giants in 1952. He made a steady rise through the Giants' minor league system, winning 19 games with class-B Danville in '54, 16 with class-A Sioux City in '55, and 15 with triple-A Minneapolis in '56. Barclay joined the Giants' starting rotation as a rookie in '57, going 9-9 with a team-best 3.44 ERA in 183 innings. Barclay began the '58 season in San Francisco, beating the Dodgers in relief, in the third game of the season at Seals Stadium. However, a shoulder injury forced the Giants to send Barclay to triple-A Phoenix two weeks later, Curt finishing the year in the Coast League, going 12-8 with a 3.91 ERA." - Author Steve Bitker in The Original San Francisco Giants: The Giants of '58 (Simon & Schuster, 02/28/2012, Curt Barclay , Page 184)
Curt Barclay Rookie Card | 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#361 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Curt Barclay served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was asked while stationed in Fort Jackson (South Carolina) to complete a player questionnaire. He shared one of his most unusual experiences in baseball, writing that he was, "robbed of a no hitter when the base umpire was watching for a play at second, when man who hit ball was out by 20 ft. at first."
Curt Barclay MLB Player Questionnaire | July 20, 1952
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