Clyde Shoun Stats

Clyde Shoun was born on Wednesday, March 20, 1912, in Mountain City, Tennessee. Shoun was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 7, 1935, 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 Shoun baseball stats page.

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"The pitching sensation of the League (Southern Association) fanned ten Little Rock batters. He (Clyde Shoun) burns in a smoking fast ball and down in the cotton belt they compare him to Lefty Grove , when the Big Mose was in his formative years." - The Sporting News (August 1, 1935, 'Minors Worth Watching', Page 3)

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Birth Name:
Clyde Mitchell Shoun
Nickname:
Duster or Hardrock
Born On:
03-20-1912  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Mountain City, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-20-1968 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Mountain Home, Tennessee
Cemetery:
Sunset Cemetery, Mountain City, Tennessee
High School:
Johnson County High School (Mountain City, TN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
188
First Game:
08-07-1935 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-19-1949
Draft:
Not Applicable

Clyde Shoun

Clyde Shoun Pitching Stats

1935 23 Cubs 5 1 3 1 0 1.000 2.84 0 0 0 12.2 53 14 4 4 2 5 - 5 0 0 0 -
1936 24 Cubs 4 0 1 0 0 .000 12.46 0 0 0 4.1 21 3 6 6 0 6 - 1 1 0 0 -
1937 25 Cubs 37 9 12 7 7 .500 5.61 2 0 0 93.0 438 118 58 65 9 45 - 43 4 0 0 -
1938 26 Cardinals 40 12 17 6 6 .500 4.14 3 0 1 117.1 509 130 54 58 8 43 - 37 1 1 0 -
1939 27 Cardinals 53 2 25 3 1 .750 3.76 0 0 9 103.0 449 98 43 51 4 42 - 50 1 2 1 -
1940 28 Cardinals 54 19 22 13 11 .542 3.92 13 1 5 197.1 816 193 86 96 13 46 - 82 4 2 1 -
1941 29 Cardinals 26 6 7 3 5 .375 5.66 0 0 0 70.0 320 98 44 48 9 20 - 34 0 0 0 -
1942 30 Cardinals 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.2 7 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
1942 30 Reds 34 0 25 1 3 .250 2.23 0 0 0 72.2 285 55 18 23 2 24 - 32 0 0 0 -
1943 31 Reds 45 5 29 14 5 .737 3.06 2 0 7 147.0 601 131 50 52 5 46 - 61 0 0 0 -
1944 32 Reds 38 21 13 13 10 .565 3.02 12 1 2 202.2 834 193 68 83 10 42 - 55 2 3 0 -
1946 34 Reds 27 5 11 1 6 .143 4.10 0 0 0 79.0 334 87 36 42 3 26 - 20 0 1 0 -
1947 35 Reds 10 0 4 0 0 .000 5.02 0 0 0 14.1 57 16 8 8 2 5 - 7 0 1 0 -
1947 35 Braves 26 3 9 5 3 .625 4.40 1 1 1 73.2 312 73 36 41 6 21 - 23 0 0 0 -
1948 36 Braves 36 2 16 5 1 .833 4.01 1 0 4 74.0 310 77 33 37 7 20 - 25 2 0 0 -
1949 37 Braves 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
1949 37 White Sox 16 0 10 1 1 .500 5.79 0 0 0 23.1 116 37 15 17 1 13 - 8 0 0 0 -
14 Years 454 85 207 73 59 .553 3.91 34 3 29 1,287.0 5,466 1,325 559 631 81 404 - 483 15 10 2 -

Clyde Shoun

Clyde Shoun Hitting Stats

1935 23 Cubs 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1936 24 Cubs 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1937 25 Cubs 37 29 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 1 0 0 1 .138 .138 .207
1938 26 Cardinals 40 31 2 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .258 .258 .258
1939 27 Cardinals 53 26 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 .115 .148 .192
1940 28 Cardinals 54 63 5 12 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 2 1 0 1 .190 .188 .190
1941 29 Cardinals 26 22 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 .182 .217 .273
1942 30 Cardinals 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1942 30 Reds 34 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .308
1943 31 Reds 45 42 3 13 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 .310 .356 .333
1944 32 Reds 38 67 4 15 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 5 0 0 3 .224 .235 .239
1946 34 Reds 27 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 .095 .136 .095
1947 35 Reds 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1947 35 Braves 26 19 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .158 .158 .158
1948 36 Braves 36 21 2 4 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .190 .190 .286
1949 37 Braves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1949 37 White Sox 16 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
14 Years 454 362 24 73 6 2 0 0 25 7 0 45 20 1 1 7 .202 .218 .229

Clyde Shoun

Clyde Shoun Fielding Stats

1935 Cubs P 5 1 38 1 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.71
1936 Cubs P 4 0 13 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
1937 Cubs P 37 9 279 23 0.6 21 3 18 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.03
1938 Cardinals P 40 12 352 25 0.6 24 5 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.84
1939 Cardinals P 53 2 309 22 0.4 21 2 19 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.83
1940 Cardinals P 54 19 592 48 0.9 47 11 36 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.14
1941 Cardinals P 26 6 210 23 0.9 21 1 20 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.70
1942 Cardinals P 2 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1942 Reds P 34 0 218 25 0.7 24 3 21 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.97
1943 Reds P 45 5 441 40 0.9 38 6 32 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.33
1944 Reds P 38 21 608 33 0.9 32 3 29 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.42
1946 Reds P 27 5 237 7 0.3 7 0 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.80
1947 Reds P 10 0 43 4 0.4 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1947 Braves P 26 3 221 11 0.4 11 2 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
1948 Braves P 36 2 222 12 0.3 9 5 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.09
1949 Braves P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1949 White Sox P 16 0 70 6 0.4 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
P Totals 454 85 3,861 282 0.6 268 43 225 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.87
14 Years 454 85 3,861 282 0.6 268 43 225 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.87

Clyde Shoun

Clyde Shoun Miscellaneous Stats

1935 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 3.55 3.55
1936 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.17 2.08 12.46
1937 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 29.0 0.96 4.16 4.35
1938 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 10.3 0.86 2.84 3.30
1939 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 26.0 1.19 4.37 3.67
1940 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.6 12.6 1.78 3.74 2.10
1941 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 0.0 1.70 4.37 2.57
1942 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
1942 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 3.96 2.97
1943 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.4 8.4 1.33 3.73 2.82
1944 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 22.3 33.5 1.31 2.44 1.87
1946 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 21.0 0.77 2.28 2.96
1947 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.40 4.40 3.14
1947 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 0.0 1.10 2.81 2.57
1948 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 3.5 1.25 3.04 2.43
1949 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
1949 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.62 3.09 5.01
14 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 14.5 1.20 3.38 2.83

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Clyde Shoun Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1935 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1936 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1937 Chicago Cubs 21 Undetermined - -
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 36 Undetermined - -
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 24 Undetermined - -
1940 St. Louis Cardinals 24 Undetermined - -
1941 St. Louis Cardinals 24 Undetermined - -
1942 St. Louis Cardinals 24 Undetermined - -
1942 Cincinnati Reds 35 Undetermined - -
1943 Cincinnati Reds 35 Undetermined - -
1944 Cincinnati Reds 29 , 36 Undetermined - -
1946 Cincinnati Reds 36 Undetermined - -
1947 Cincinnati Reds 36 Undetermined - -
1947 Boston Braves 26 Undetermined - -
1948 Boston Braves 26 Undetermined - Stats
1949 Boston Braves 26 Undetermined - -
1949 Chicago White Sox 45 , 56 Undetermined - -
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The 1948 Boston Braves did their Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida and stayed in the Manatee Hotel. Danny Litwhiler in Danny Litwhiler: Living the Baseball Dream (Temple University Press, 10/28/2006, Page 120), shared the following anecdote about Clyde Shoun:

"Clyde was a very good left-hander who enjoyed fourteen seasons in the big leagues, with 1949 being his finale. He pitched for the Cubs, the Cardinals, and the Reds prior to coming to the Braves partway through the 1947 season.

"Clyde had never been on a ball club using bed checks when the team was on the road. He was sleeping when Billy's ( Southworth ) first bang came on the door. About half an hour later another band on the door again awakened Clyde.

"This time it was the manager saying, 'This is Billy . Is your roommate in?'

"The answer was no.

"'Okay, tell him to call my room the minute he gets in.'

" Billy went back to his room and had a few drinks. About two o'clock he banged on Clyde's door and awakened him for the third time.

"Clyde was ticked, and he yelled, 'What the hell do you want now?'

" Billy , with several drinks under his belt, yelled back, 'Listen here, Clyde. I am your manager, and I am a feisty little banty rooster when I get mad.'

"Clyde came right back with, 'Yeah, and if you wake me up one more time, I'll pick your goddamn cotton pickin' tail feathers out!'

" Billy never said another word, and he didn't bother Clyde again that night."

Did you know that Clyde Shoun was a relief pitcher (255 games pitched / 54 starts, 1935-1943) who came within a single walk of a perfect game ? Baseball Almanac is honored to present this exclusive description of that no-hitter researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), originally appearing in his book No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Clyde Shoun', Page 149):

Clyde Shoun No Hitter: 05-15-1944

Clyde Shoun did not expect to play baseball in 1944. He was awaiting a call to the Navy, but finally reported to the Cincinnati Reds the day before the season opened. He had broken even in two relief decisions before making his first start on May 15 , when he faced the seventh-place Boston Braves before 1014 fans at Crosley Field.

Pitching for the Braves against the second place Reds was Jim Tobin , who had hurled a no-hitter less than three weeks before.

In the first inning, Shoun retired Tommy Holmes to open the game. Then, Max Macon , the pitcher who doubled as a first baseman, lined one deep right center and Gee Walker raced back to make the catch with his back against the wall. Chet Ross was the final out of the inning.

Chuck Workman fanned to start the second for the only strikeout of the game by Shoun. Phil Masi hit one on the nose but Walker caught it in deep right center, and Connie Ryan became the third out.

Seven of the first eight Braves hit the ball well. Then, with two out in the third, Shoun walked Tobin and the pitcher was the only Brave to reach base in the game. Holmes stranded Tobin on first by ending the frame with a fly to left.

Macon led off the fourth with a grounder in back of second and shortstop Eddie Miller made a fine stop and off-balance throw to first to nip Macon by a step. With one out in the fifth, Ryan , who had spoiled a no-hitter for Bucky Walters the day before with a broken-bat, two-out single in the eighth, lined one which Miller leaped high for and caught in the webbing of his glove.

In the last four innings, the Braves were helpless again Shoun. Not a ball was hit to the outfield in contrast to the first five frames when nine of the 15 outs were on outfield flies.

Whitey Wietelmann , Tobin and Holmes were retired on two pop flies and a foul in the sixth, Macon , Ross and Workman on two pops and a roller to the mound in the seventh. In the eighth, Masi popped to second, Ryan to short and Damon Phillips bounced to the mound.

Shoun worked carefully in the ninth, protecting a 1-0 lead. Stew Hofferth came up to bat for Wietelmann , grounded a 2-2 pitch to second and Woody Williams threw him out easily. Tobin , a dangerous hitter, fouled to catcher Ray Mueller , and Holmes , with a feeble bouncer to the box, ended the one-hour and 19-minute game, the fastest no-hitter in modern National League history.

Tobin pitched a fine game, too. He gave up singles to Eric Tipton in the second and to Shoun in the third. Tipton lef off the fifth with a single but Miller rolled to the mound and Tobin started a double play. Chuck Aleno then belted one of the Tobin's pitches over the left field wall for the game's only run. It was the second and last homer of Aleno's major league career.

Shoun, who got the only other hit off Tobin , a double in the eighth, had pitched just one shutout in his whole career before this and hurled only one more in his time in the majors. His 1944 record was 13 victories, 10 defeats.

Clyde Shoun No-Hitter
Clyde Shoun No Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Harrisburg Telegraph | May 16, 1944 | Page 33
The Sporting News (August 1, 1935, 'Minors Worth Watching', Page 3) had a nice photograph of Clyde "Duster" Shoun (below) and this description of the young soon to be called-up lefty, "This is Shoun's first year in the O.B., but he already has established himself as a cagey young man. He has better control than the average young left-hander, knows how to pitch to the diffrent types of batsmen and doesn't get muddled when his support sags and two or three runners get on the bases."
Clyde Shoun Photograph
Clyde Shoun Photograph | The Sporting News | August 1, 1935

Last-Modified: March 13, 2018 2:32 AM EST

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