An All-American at Clemson, Cline spent virtually all of his ML career as a reserve outfielder and pinch hitter. He scored the Reds' winning runs (after pinch hitting) in both the first and third games of the 1970 LCS. (RMu)
»March 6, 1969: Two spring training games today use experimental rules. DPHers Ty Cline (Expos) and George Spriggs (Royals) both bat ninth and go 0 for four in Fort Myers. John Orsino (Yankees) bats 6th (1 for 4) and Jim French (Senators) bats 9th (0 for 3) in Pompano Beach. Orsino has the first hit as a DPH. Five of the nine games on March seven use the DPH. The Angels' Dick Stuart reaches base four times against the Padres and the box score has three different pinch-runners for him(none scored). Boog Powell is the Orioles' DPH(hit 9th) and doubles in the 5th. The PR, Stanley Martin, scores, and Powell singles in the winning run in the 7th to beat the Twins, 2-1. The DPH idea will be dropped on March 26.
»August 1, 1970:
After trailing 4–2, the Reds score four in the 8th to defeat the Cubs, 6–4. Johnny Bench and Ty Cline each drive in two runs in the 8th.