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Clyde Kluttz

Clyde Kluttz (Baseball.  Born, Rockwell, NC, Dec. 12, 1917; died, Salisbury, NC, May 12, 1979.)  A journeyman major league catcher, Clyde Franklin Kluttz became known as the scout who signed righthander Catfish Hunter – twice.  Kluttz convinced the Kansas City Athletics to sign Hunter for some $75,000 in June 1964, even though the pitcher had […]

Buddy Kerr

Buddy Kerr (Baseball.  Born, Astoria, New York, Nov. 6, 1922; died, New York, NY, Nov. 7, 2006.)  A lean, lantern-jawed shortstop with a great glove is the way most Giants fans remember John Joseph Kerr.  Kerr did not start out as a smooth fielder.  Despite hitting just .209 at Jersey City, he was called up […]

Bob Connery

Bob Connery (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 20, 1880; died, Dallas, TX, Jan. 28, 1967.)  A baseball scout who signed Rogers Hornsby for the St. Louis Cardinals, Robert J. Connery was hired by the Yankees in 1917, helped scout Lou Gehrig, and signed such future New York stars as Bob Meusel, Frank Crosetti, Tony […]

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