Clyde McCullough Stats

Clyde McCullough was born on Sunday, March 4, 1917, in Nashville, Tennessee. McCullough was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 28, 1940, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Clyde McCullough baseball stats page.

" Gabby Hartnett , Clyde McCullough, Walker Cooper , and Hal Smith were also super catchers. They never bitched, not even on the close ones. They might say, 'You owe me one,' or something like that, but that's all. They could cover the low pitches real good. All of them liked to talk to the hitters, do anything to break their concentration. Cooper could carry on a good conversation, but McCullough was the best at distracting hitters. McCullough drove Willie Mays crazy when he first came up. One time, when Willie came to the plate, McCullough said, 'Hey, Lee, look at this SOB's fingernails. Those polished nails are cute, aren't they? I wonder if he can hit a curveball?' Then he tossed a little dirt on Willie's shoes. Finally, Willie backed out and said, 'Leave me alone.' Here came the curveball, and Willie popped it up." - Umpire Lee Ballanfqnt in The Men in Blue: Conversations with Umpires (Larry R. Gerlach, University of Nebraska Press, 03/01/1994, Page 40)
Clyde McCullough

Clyde McCullough Autograph on a 1952 Bowman Baseball Card (#99)
Clyde McCullough Autograph on a 1952 Bowman Baseball Card (#99)

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Birth Name:
Clyde Edward McCullough
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-04-1917  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Nashville, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-18-1982 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Francisco, California
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia
High School:
Hume Fogg High School (Nashville, TN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-28-1940 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-22-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable
Clyde McCullough

Clyde McCullough Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Clyde McCullough Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1940 23 Cubs 9 26 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 0 - 0 1 .154 .290 .192
1941 24 Cubs 125 418 41 95 9 2 9 0 53 34 1 67 8 - 2 11 .227 .289 .323
1942 25 Cubs 109 337 39 95 22 1 5 0 31 25 1 47 10 - 0 9 .282 .331 .398
1943 26 Cubs 87 266 20 63 5 2 2 0 23 24 2 33 3 - 1 6 .237 .302 .293
1945 28 Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1946 29 Cubs 95 307 38 88 18 5 4 0 34 22 4 39 5 - 2 9 .287 .338 .417
1947 30 Cubs 86 234 25 59 12 4 3 0 30 20 1 20 2 - 1 7 .252 .314 .376
1948 31 Cubs 69 172 10 36 4 2 1 0 7 15 1 25 1 - 0 8 .209 .273 .273
1949 32 Pirates 91 241 30 57 9 3 4 0 21 24 6 30 2 - 4 3 .237 .316 .349
1950 33 Pirates 103 279 28 71 16 4 6 0 34 31 4 35 4 - 5 5 .254 .340 .405
1951 34 Pirates 92 259 26 77 9 2 8 0 39 27 3 31 3 - 1 13 .297 .366 .440
1952 35 Pirates 66 172 10 40 5 1 1 0 15 10 1 18 5 - 2 3 .233 .283 .291
1953 36 Cubs 77 229 21 59 3 2 6 0 23 15 1 23 3 - 0 9 .258 .303 .367
1954 37 Cubs 31 81 9 21 7 0 3 1 17 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 .259 .310 .457
1955 38 Cubs 44 81 7 16 0 0 0 0 10 8 3 15 2 2 1 1 .198 .272 .198
1956 39 Cubs 14 19 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 1 0 1 .211 .200 .263
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 1,098 3,121 308 785 121 28 52 1 339 265 28 398 50 3 20 87 .252 .314 .358
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Clyde McCullough Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1940 Cubs C 7 7 199 48 6.9 48 44 4 0 1 0 6 1 1.000 6.51
1941 Cubs C 119 115 2,709 555 4.7 545 481 64 10 6 6 34 8 .982 5.43
1942 Cubs C 97 91 2,179 456 4.7 447 386 61 9 10 3 21 8 .980 5.54
1943 Cubs C 81 73 1,723 303 3.7 296 271 25 7 2 5 11 1 .977 4.64
1946 Cubs C 89 80 1,955 434 4.9 430 390 40 4 4 4 29 19 .991 5.94
1947 Cubs C 64 56 1,460 320 5.0 315 280 35 5 3 1 19 18 .984 5.83
1948 Cubs C 51 44 1,038 257 5.0 250 225 25 7 5 5 17 12 .973 6.50
1949 Pirates C 90 85 1,864 408 4.5 402 363 39 6 8 3 17 23 .985 5.82
1950 Pirates C 100 88 2,242 413 4.1 407 362 45 6 3 2 20 12 .985 4.90
1951 Pirates C 87 82 2,025 421 4.8 416 364 52 5 10 1 18 23 .988 5.55
1952 Pirates 1B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1952 Pirates C 61 53 1,310 270 4.4 265 227 38 5 4 1 14 11 .981 5.46
1953 Cubs C 73 67 1,681 308 4.2 304 273 31 4 7 1 11 14 .987 4.88
1954 Cubs 3B 3 2 57 6 2.0 6 2 4 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1954 Cubs C 26 18 504 108 4.2 106 103 3 2 1 3 7 2 .981 5.68
1955 Cubs C 37 26 702 174 4.7 172 160 12 2 0 1 11 6 .989 6.62
1956 Cubs C 7 3 109 27 3.9 27 24 3 0 0 1 2 1 1.000 6.69
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 989 888 21,700 4,502 4.6 4,430 3,953 477 72 64 37 237 159 .984 5.51
3B Totals 3 2 57 6 2.0 6 2 4 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
15 Years 993 890 21,760 4,508 4.5 4,436 3,955 481 72 67 37 237 159 .984 5.50
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Clyde McCullough Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1940 Cubs 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 26.0 - - -
1941 Cubs 5 2 .714 5 1 n/a 46.4 6.2 7.9 - - -
1942 Cubs 7 0 1.000 10 2 n/a 67.4 7.2 10.9 - - -
1943 Cubs 6 2 .750 5 1 n/a 133.0 8.1 11.6 - - -
1945 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1946 Cubs 2 1 .667 6 0 n/a 76.8 7.9 9.0 - - -
1947 Cubs 1 0 1.000 23 0 n/a 78.0 11.7 7.8 - - -
1948 Cubs 0 3 .000 17 1 n/a 172.0 6.9 24.6 - - -
1949 Pirates 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 60.3 8.0 11.5 - - -
1950 Pirates 3 1 .750 4 0 n/a 46.5 8.0 8.2 - - -
1951 Pirates 2 0 1.000 7 0 n/a 32.4 8.4 6.6 - - -
1952 Pirates 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 172.0 9.6 11.5 - - -
1953 Cubs 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 38.2 10.0 10.0 - - -
1954 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 27.0 16.2 4.8 - - -
1955 Cubs 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 8.1 - - -
1956 Cubs 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 19.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 27 10 .730 107 5 n/a 60.0 7.8 9.2 - - -
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Did you know Clyde McCullough was the first player to appear in a World Series without playing in a regular season game during the same year? McCullough entered the United States Navy in December 1943, during World War II, and was discharged in September 1945, just prior to the Cubs 1945 World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Commissioner A.B. "Happy Chandler" allowed the Cubs to add McCullough to their postseason roster, and he made an appearance as a pinch hitter in Game 7 , striking out against Hal Newhouser .

Clyde McCullough Baseball Card
Clyde McCullough | 1951 Bowman Baseball Card (#94) | Baseball Almanac Collection
So what was unusual about the nine home runs hit by Clyde McCullough in 1941? Was it because it was his career high? No, the far more amazing answer is McCullough hit each home run in every possible / different National League park (two in the Polo Grounds)!

Clyde McCullough Home Runs in Every NL Park in 1 Season

HR Date / Box

Park

Pitcher

#1 04-20-1941

Sportsman's Park

Max Lanier

#2 06-07-1941

Braves Field

Dick Errickson

#3 06-11-1941

Polo Grounds

Bill Lohrman

#4 06-30-1941

Crosley Field

Elmer Riddle

#5 07-16-1941

Shibe Park

Rube Melton

#6 07-27-1941

Wrigley Field

Cliff Melton

#7 08-14-1941

Forbes Field

Max Butcher

#8 08-20-1941

Polo Grounds

Johnnie Wittig

#9 08-23-1941

Ebbets Field

Tom Drake

Clyde McCullough
Clyde McCullough | Iowa City Press-Citizen | May 21, 1941 | Page 3
On September 25, 1953 , Clyde McCullough was behind the plate catching Dutch Leonard . The veteran battery had a combined age of 81 years / 21 days, breaking the Chicago Cubs record for oldest battery set on August 11, 1940 , by Gabby Hartnett and Charlie Root (81 years / 15 days). Two years later, on May 12, 1955 , Clyde McCullough was behind the plate catching the no-hitter thrown by Sam Jones - the first black pitcher to throw a no-no.

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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