Clevenger won a Boston roster spot after posting a 16-2 minor league record in 1953.
He went to Washington, and was 9-9 in a league-leading 55 appearances in 1958. The
Angels claimed Clevenger in the 1960 expansion draft, subsequently sending him and
Bob Cerv to the Yankees in a trade for Ryne Duren. Clevenger closed his career with
a 2-0 record and 2.84 ERA for the 1962 Yanks.
»May 11, 1958: Washington P Truman "Tex" Clevenger gets both the assist and the putout in retiring Yankee batter Elston Howard. Clevenger is hit by a line drive and the ball bounces off his leg into foul territory near 1B. Tex then covers 1B to receive the toss from 1B Norm Zauchin.
»August 5, 1959: The Senators lose 7–3, their 18th loss in a row, before Tex Clevenger shuts out the Indians in the nitecap 9–0.