A journeyman major-league catcher for nine seasons, Kluttz spent 42 years in professional baseball. As a scout for the Yankees, he convinced free agent Catfish Hunter to sign with New York. Later, Kluttz served as Baltimore's Director of Player Development.
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 2, 1946: In St. Louis, Giants manager Mel Ott informs C Clyde Kluttz at breakfast that he has been traded from New York to the Phillies. But Cards manager Eddie Dyer calls Kluttz at lunch to tell him not to pack; St. Louis has just made a trade for him. Kluttz is part of the trades that sends Vince DiMaggio from the Phils to the Giants and 2B Emil Verban from St. Louis to Philadelphia. The Giants then beat the Cards, 5–1, scoring four in the 9th. Dave Koslo tosses a 4-hitter for New York, beating Harry Brecheen. Brecheen fans three in the 3rd -- Buddy Kerr, Koslo, and Bill Rigney -- all on called strikes.