Clay Dalrymple Stats

Clay Dalrymple was born on Thursday, December 3, 1936, in Chico, California. Dalrymple was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 24, 1960, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Clay Dalrymple baseball stats page.

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Clay Dalrymple

Clay 'Dimples' Dalrymple Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#319 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Clay 'Dimples' Dalrymple Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#319 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Clayton Errol Dalrymple
Nickname:
Clay - Dimples
Born On:
12-03-1936  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chico, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Chico High School (Chico, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
199
First Game:
04-24-1960 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-25-1971
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Clay Dalrymple Pitching Stats

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Clay Dalrymple Hitting Stats

1960 24 Phillies 82 158 11 43 6 2 4 0 21 15 4 21 2 2 3 4 .272 .343 .411
1961 25 Phillies 129 378 23 83 11 1 5 0 42 30 9 30 7 4 4 11 .220 .281 .294
1962 26 Phillies 123 370 40 102 13 3 11 0 54 70 7 32 3 4 4 7 .276 .393 .416
1963 27 Phillies 142 452 40 114 15 3 10 0 40 45 15 55 9 0 5 8 .252 .327 .365
1964 28 Phillies 127 382 36 91 16 3 6 0 46 39 6 40 10 8 0 7 .238 .303 .343
1965 29 Phillies 103 301 14 64 5 5 4 0 23 34 7 37 6 1 0 7 .213 .292 .302
1966 30 Phillies 114 331 30 81 13 3 4 0 39 60 10 57 9 1 3 3 .245 .365 .338
1967 31 Phillies 101 268 12 46 7 1 3 0 21 36 6 49 6 1 1 9 .172 .271 .239
1968 32 Phillies 85 241 19 50 9 1 3 0 26 22 9 57 1 4 1 4 .207 .272 .290
1969 33 Orioles 37 80 8 19 1 1 3 0 6 13 1 8 0 1 0 6 .238 .340 .388
1970 34 Orioles 13 32 4 7 1 0 1 0 3 7 2 4 0 1 0 0 .219 .350 .344
1971 35 Orioles 23 49 6 10 1 0 1 0 6 16 1 13 1 0 1 0 .204 .409 .286
12 Years 1,079 3,042 243 710 98 23 55 0 327 387 77 403 54 27 22 66 .233 .322 .335

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Clay Dalrymple Fielding Stats

1960 Phillies C 48 32 946 204 4.3 197 172 25 7 3 4 20 12 .966 5.62
1961 Phillies C 122 107 2,817 651 5.3 637 551 86 14 10 12 36 45 .978 6.11
1962 Phillies C 119 107 2,885 705 5.9 696 635 61 9 11 16 38 28 .987 6.51
1963 Phillies C 142 135 3,497 990 7.0 971 881 90 19 16 8 56 50 .981 7.50
1964 Phillies C 124 110 2,973 805 6.5 798 737 61 7 11 10 32 31 .991 7.25
1965 Phillies C 102 85 2,338 732 7.2 727 657 70 5 10 12 34 36 .993 8.40
1966 Phillies C 110 95 2,641 668 6.1 663 615 48 5 5 9 33 29 .993 6.78
1967 Phillies C 97 80 2,188 621 6.4 617 558 59 4 7 6 22 30 .994 7.61
1968 Phillies C 80 71 1,915 502 6.3 497 463 34 5 3 11 31 20 .990 7.01
1969 Orioles C 30 23 624 133 4.4 133 116 17 0 2 2 10 12 1.000 5.75
1970 Orioles C 11 10 266 86 7.8 86 78 8 0 0 1 5 7 1.000 8.73
1971 Orioles C 18 14 413 104 5.8 101 94 7 3 1 0 4 6 .971 6.60
C Totals 1,003 869 23,503 6,201 6.2 6,123 5,557 566 78 79 91 321 306 .987 7.03
12 Years 1,003 869 23,503 6,201 6.2 6,123 5,557 566 78 79 91 321 306 .987 7.03

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Clay Dalrymple Miscellaneous Stats

1960 Phillies 0 0 .000 47 1 n/a 39.5 7.5 7.5 - - -
1961 Phillies 0 2 .000 13 0 n/a 75.6 12.6 9.0 - - -
1962 Phillies 1 3 .250 12 0 n/a 33.6 11.6 6.9 - - -
1963 Phillies 0 2 .000 3 0 n/a 45.2 8.2 11.3 - - -
1964 Phillies 0 1 .000 6 0 n/a 63.7 9.6 8.3 - - -
1965 Phillies 0 1 .000 7 0 n/a 75.3 8.1 13.1 - - -
1966 Phillies 0 0 .000 12 0 n/a 82.8 5.8 8.5 - - -
1967 Phillies 1 2 .333 8 0 n/a 89.3 5.5 12.8 - - -
1968 Phillies 1 2 .333 9 0 n/a 80.3 4.2 9.3 - - -
1969 Orioles 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 26.7 10.0 13.3 - - -
1970 Orioles 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 32.0 8.0 10.7 - - -
1971 Orioles 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 49.0 3.8 8.2 - - -
12 Years 3 13 .188 135 1 n/a 55.3 7.5 9.3 - - -

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Clay Dalrymple Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1960 Philadelphia Phillies 11 Undetermined - -
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1966 Philadelphia Phillies 11 Undetermined - -
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1969 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - Stats
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1971 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - Stats
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Did you know that Clay Dalrymple caught 48.8% of the baserunners who attempted to steal a base when he was behind the plate catching, the second best caught stealing percentage in Major League history, behind hall of famer Roy Campanella ?
Clay Dalrymple - Caught Stealing Research
100 Best Catcher CS% Totals | #2 Clay Dalrymple | Research by Chuck Rosciam
Originally Published in 2007 | Full Research Article (PDF)

Clay Dalrymple took part in eleven double plays in 1962, tied (with Johnny Edwards ) for most by a National League catcher during the season. A year later, both backstops took part in sixteen double plays, tying for most by a National League catcher once again. It was, and remains, the only back-to-back seasons (1962-1963) in baseball history where the same two catchers each tied to lead the league in double plays.

Clay Dalrymple was not the first Philadelphia Phillies catcher to lead the senior circuit in double plays, joining Jack Clements (1891), Ed McFarland (1899), Red Dooin (1904, 1908), Fred Jacklitsch (1907), Bill Killefer (1913, 1917), Bert Adams (1919), Spud Davis (1932), Bill Atwood (1938), Bennie Warren (1941), Andy Seminick (1946) and Stan Lopata (1956), but he was the first - and still the only - Phillies catcher to turn the most double plays during a season in consecutive seasons .

Clay Dalrymple Artwork
Clay Dalrymple | 1964 Phillies Evening and Sunday Bulletin | Drawing by Jim Ponter
Philadelphia Phillies Manager (1960-1968) Gene Mauch - a skipper who stressed defense and pitching - once said, "I place a premium on a thinking catcher," and Clay fit that bill nicely, finishing top five in putouts four seasons, assists four seasons, fielding percentage five seasons, double plays six seasons, and caught stealing percentage six seasons.

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