Cliff Politte

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Cliff Politte
Born: (1974-02-27) February 27, 1974 (age 45)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 2, 1998, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 15, 2006, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record22–23
Earned run average4.40
Career highlights and awards

Cliff Anthony Politte /pɒˈliːt/ (born February 27, 1974) is an American former professional baseball (right-handed) relief pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four big league teams. He was selected in the 54th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals as the 1438th player selected.[1] Politte came up to the parent club in 1998. He threw the first pitch at the new Roger Dean Stadium in spring training, that year. From there, Politte went to the Philadelphia Phillies and then the Toronto Blue Jays, before signing with the Chicago White Sox in 2004. He won a World Series ring with the White Sox in 2005.

Politte was designated for assignment by the White Sox on July 15, 2006, after giving up a home run to Bubba Crosby and was released on July 20.

On February 14, 2007, the Cleveland Indians signed Politte to a minor league deal. He pitched only eight innings for their Double-A team in 2007.

On December 21, 2007, the St. Louis Cardinals signed Politte to a minor league deal, with an invitation to spring training. He became a free agent at the end of the season. Politte resides in St. Louis, Missouri.


  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. D-17.

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