Tom Clyde - Player
Inducted in 2003
Thomas Knox Clyde (Player) -He was originally a catcher, but because of his size and arm was converted to a pitcher. He played high school baseball South Carolina (North of Charlestown) and was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics.
This Virginia native spent three seasons in professional baseball. Tom pitched four games for the Philadelphia Athletics, pitching six innings, having no decisions. The only homerun he allowed in the major league was to Nick Etten, first baseman for the Yankees, who actually led the major league in homeruns the following year.
Tom spent parts of three seasons in the minor leagues in 1943, 1947 and 1948. He finished his pro baseball career while with the Lincoln Athletics of the Class A Western League in 1948. He stood with a 1-2 record in six outings when he left the game. Tom had a minor league career record of 3-18 while appearing in 37 games.
Tom served in the United States Army during World War II. He credits baseball for saving his life because he played for the Army baseball team and received duty. He helped the Army baseball team win the championship.