Stubby Clapp

stubby clapp canada olympicsPointed out by Andrew today: the manager of the Tri-City Valley Cats is named "Stubby Clapp." A second baseman, Stubby Clapp III's playing career has included:

+ 25 at-bats with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001.

+ The 2004 and 2008 Canadian Olympic baseball teams. Said Justin Morneau of Clapp: "He's what Canadian baseball players are all about." (That would be "a-boot," we hope.)

+ Becoming a folk hero in Memphis.

+ Signing autographs in Syracuse supermarkets.

The Valley Cats' season opens at home this Friday night.

photo: Baseball Canada


I love that the best name in baseball belongs to a fellow Canuck.

I think it's hilarious/sad that someone did that to their child three times.

I had Stubby Clapp once. The doctor gave me a cream for it.

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