(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Dec 18, 1955      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

Selected from Texas in the 1976 expansion draft, Clancy was the only player to play for the Toronto Blue Jays in each of their first 11 seasons. He weathered the early tough years with the Jays and was a bulwark of their pitching staff during their rise to prominence in the AL Eastern division in the mid-1980s.

He came within three outs of a perfect game on September 28, 1982 against the Twins. A ninth-inning broken-bat single by Randy Bush broke up the try for perfection. He had to settle for a one-hit shutout.

Traded to the Astros before the 1989 season, his disappointeing 9-22 record in his first two seasons prompted Houston to move him first to the bullpen, then to the Braves in June 1991.

Like most former Astros, he enjoyed success after leaving the Astrodome, notching a relief win in Game 3 of the 1991 World Series for the Braves. That would ultimately prove to be his last appearance as a major leaguer.