34 Facts About Tyler Clippard

1. Tyler Clippard was raised by his parents, Bob and Debbie Clippard.

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2. On March 7, 2018, Tyler Clippard signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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3. Tyler Clippard would still win his first career World Series championship after 11 seasons of service in the Majors.

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4. Tyler Clippard broke the news himself by changing his biographical information on Twitter and Instagram.

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5. Tyler Clippard made 11 appearances with the White Sox, earning two saves, and pitching to a 1.80 ERA.

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6. Tyler Clippard began the 2017 season with a 1.57 ERA in 23 innings.

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7. Tyler Clippard ended the season with a 2.18 ERA, and led MLB with 40 holds.

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8. Tyler Clippard appeared in 20 of the Nationals' first 40 games, and struggled with poor command of his pitches.

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9. Tyler Clippard became the de facto closer for the Nationals in the first half of the 2012 season.

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10. Tyler Clippard earned the victory for the National League as the game's winning pitcher, despite not retiring a batter.

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11. Tyler Clippard finished eighth in the National League in appearances, with 78.

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12. Tyler Clippard pitched in 14 consecutive scoreless appearances before being promoted to the Nationals on June 21, 2009, replacing Kip Wells in the Nationals' bullpen.

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13. Tyler Clippard tied Yorman Bazardo and Charlie Haeger for the most losses in the International League that season.

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14. Tyler Clippard pitched his first game for the Nationals on June 9, 2008, after Odalis Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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15. Tyler Clippard was traded on December 4, 2007, to the Washington Nationals for relief pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo.

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16. Tyler Clippard recorded his first career hit in his second at-bat off Mets pitcher Scott Schoeneweis, a double to right center in the sixth inning.

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17. Tyler Clippard struck out his first major league batter, Jose Reyes, on three pitches.

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18. Tyler Clippard pitched six innings, giving up one run off the bat of David Wright and three hits.

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19. Tyler Clippard led the Eastern League in strikeouts and was seventh in ERA.

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20. Tyler Clippard teamed with Phil Hughes to form one of the best pitching duos in minor league baseball.

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21. Tyler Clippard won nine straight games at one point, breaking the club record of eight shared by Tomo Ohka and Carl Pavano.

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22. Tyler Clippard was drafted in the ninth round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, with the 274th overall selection, by the New York Yankees.

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23. Tyler Clippard trained with Roy Silver, a retired professional baseball player, who worked with Clippard on his mechanics and his maturity.

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24. Tyler Clippard was named to the All-Conference first team as a junior and to the All-County as a senior, and helped lead Mitchell to victory in the Sunshine Athletic Conference tournament during his senior year.

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25. Tyler Clippard registered the best individual score in the Sunshine Athletic Conference tournament that year.

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26. Tyler Clippard earned pitcher of the week honors in the Florida State Elite Baseball League in June 2003.

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27. Tyler Clippard competed for the Central Florida Renegades in Connie Mack Baseball, an amateur 18-and-under competition organized by the American Amateur Baseball Congress.

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28. Tyler Clippard attempted to play for their team, but the move was blocked by the Florida High School Athletic Association, as players are not allowed to transfer during the course of a season, nor are they allowed to transfer to avoid sanctions given for disciplinary reasons.

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29. Tyler Clippard transferred to Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida, which had a nationally ranked baseball team.

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30. Tyler Clippard learned to pitch when he was eight years old.

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31. Tyler Clippard played baseball in Little League; in eleven years, he won seven district titles, but was never able to reach the Little League World Series.

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32. Tyler Clippard began the 2017 season with the Yankees, but was traded to the White Sox, and then to the Astros.

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33. Tyler Clippard signed as a free agent with the Diamondbacks before the 2016 season, and was traded to the Yankees in 2016.

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34. Tyler Clippard debuted with the Yankees as a starting pitcher in 2007.

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