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Clyde King from the Chronology
Apr 28, 1985 - After the Yankees lose to the White Sox 4-3 on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th manager Yogi Berra is replaced by Billy Martin who begins his 4th term in the job. The bad news is delivered to Yogi by pitching coach Clyde King and a furious Berra vows to never set foot in Yankee Stadium as long as George Steinbrenner is the owner.
Jan 11, 1983 - For the third time in 8 years‚ George Steinbrenner hires Billy Martin as Yankee manager. Martin replaces Clyde King‚ who will move to the front office.
Aug 3, 1982 - The White Sox sweep a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium 1-0 and 14-2 prompting Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to fire manager Gene Michael and replace him with pitching coach Clyde King. King is the Yankees' 3rd manager this season.
May 23, 1970 - Giants manager Clyde King is fired following a 15-inning 17-16 loss to San Diego in which they blow an 8-0 lead. Charlie Fox is named as the new skipper. A 15th inning HR by Huntz one of 9 homers in the game ends the 5 hr: 29 minute affair.
Jul 5, 1953 - The Cubs win the opener with the Reds 8-4 then lose a slugfest 8-6. Bubba Church wins the opener allowing two hits through 8 innings. The Cubs hit 4 homers in the nitecap including two by Ralph Kiner and one by Bill Serena and Hank Sauer. Andy Seminick answers for the Reds in the 5-run 7th inning. Clyde King wins over Johnny Klippstein. Dutch Leonard who relieves in both games is honored in between games and receives a Cadillac and other gifts.
Sep 17, 1951 - In Chicago ex-Dodger Gene Hermanski clouts a pinch homer off Clyde King as the Cubs rally for a 5-3 win over Brooklyn. The Dodgers also lose Campanella who leaves the field on a stretcher after being struck in the head by a pitch from Turk Lown. Campy will remain in a Chicago hospital when the Dodgers leave for St. Louis. He will rejoin the team in Brooklyn Friday night.
Aug 26, 1951 - The Pirates club the Dodgers 12-11 to win the opener of two with the league leaders. Brooklyn chases Howie Pollet and takes a 9-2 lead but the Bucs roar back with 8 runs in the 7th inning. Light-hitting Pete Castiglione does the early damage with a 2-run homer and solo shot before the 8-run 7th. Clyde King unscored on in his last 8 games is the loser. The Dodgers load the bases in the 9th and Murry Dickson walks PH Cal Abrams to force in a run and make the score 12-11. But Furillo and Reese fail to deliver. Brooklyn wins the second game 4-3 when Jackie Robinson homers in the 10th off Ted Wilks. Andy Pafko homers in the 8th off Bob Friend and Preacher Roe (17-2) goes all the way.
Aug 22, 1951 - The Dodgers sweep a pair of 10-inning games from St. Louis with Clyde King picking up both come-from-behind victories. King goes 3 innings in game 1 and one inning in game 2. Jackie Robinson is 5-for-6 in the nitecap including a 2-out single in the 10th off Al Brazle. Andy Pafko has a homer in the nitecap while Stan Musial hits his 29th in game 1. Furillo has 3 hits on the afternoon and a pair of assists in game 1 bringing his season total to 21. The Dodgers have now won 14 straight from the Cards.
Aug 9, 1951 - With possible baseball commissioner Douglas MacArthur looking on the Dodgers top the Giants again 6-5 for their 12th win in 15 games between the two rivals. The two teams combine for a NL record 24 walks. Campanella hits two homers but sustains an injury the 9th inning when Whitey Lockman crashes into him: "The hardest I've ever been hit in a ball game." Campy will miss four days but the bone chips will hamper him the rest of the season. Clyde King wins his 2nd win in two days and shortstops Pee Wee Reese (19) and Alvin Dark (17) keep their hitting streaks alive. The Dodgers lead by 12 1/2 games.
Jul 6, 1944 - On Mueller night in Cincy 636 people named Mueller are guests of the Reds and watch the Dodgers suffer their 10th straight loss losing to the Reds 10-4. Bucky Walters wins his 14th while his batterymate Ray Mueller establishes a NL record by catching in his 134th straight game. He'll finish the season catching all 155 Reds games as will Frankie Hayes of the A's. It is the first time in the 20th century that catchers will play in all their team's games. Deacon McGuire (1895-Washington. 132 games) was the last to do it. (as noted by Chuck Rosciam). The loss goes to young Ralph Branca who combines with Clyde King to give up 13 hits-4 to Gee Walker.