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Jim Clancy: An Original Jay


Throughout the 80s, there were two starters we could rely on.  Jimmy Key came around in 1984, but before him there was Dave Stieb and Jim Clancy.

Dave Stieb got most of the glory, but Jim Clancy was consistently great.  He was a Jay since day one back in 1977 and an all-star in 1982, but today he's known best as the answer to a trivia question.

The next time you're with a group of baseball fans, ask them to name the losingest pitcher of the 1980s.  Despite his decent ERA and pile of wins, the answer is our very own Jim Clancy.  The fact is, you have to be pretty good to hold a record like that.  Weaker pitchers won't get the starts necessary to reach 119 losses.

I'm thinking about Jim Clancy today because a certain blog reached #54.

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