Wednesday, June 16, 2010

#23 - Clyde Shoun

Today we look another of the mediocre Cubs that wore #23, pitcher Clyde Shoun. Shoun's career would span 15 years and he even threw a no-hitter while with the Reds in 1944. But his time with the Cubs while wearing #23 was less than impressive.

Shoun broke into the majors with the Cubs in 1935 and was given #23. He spent the last two months of the season with the Cubs and appeared in five games. His stay in 1936 was a little shorter, only four games. And during those four games, he had an ERA of 12.46. It was time to change numbers!

In 1937, his last with the Cubs, he switched to #21 and stayed with the club the entire season. He posted a 7-7 record and had a pretty high ERA, 5.61.

In the spring of 1938, he was a part of the trade with the Cardinals that brought Dizzy Dean to the Cubs. He spent the next eleven seasons bouncing around between with the Cardinals, Reds, Braves, and White Sox before retiring in 1949.

Lynn Nelson (1933-34) and Roy Joiner (1935) also wore #23, but I've got nothing to show you of these guys.

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