Clyde Shoun

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Clyde Shoun
Clyde Shoun Cardinals.jpg
Born: (1912-03-20)March 20, 1912
Mountain City, Tennessee
Died: March 20, 1968(1968-03-20) (aged 56)
Johnson City, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 7, 1935, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 19, 1949, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 73-59
Earned run average 3.91
Strikeouts 483
WHIP 1.34
Career highlights and awards

Clyde Mitchell Shoun (March 20, 1912 – March 20, 1968) was an American professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he was born in Mountain City, Tennessee, and known as "Hardrock", due to his fastball.

Shoun was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 7, 1935, with the Chicago Cubs. He played for the Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, and Chicago White Sox. He died on his 56th birthday in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Career highlights[edit]

Shoun led the major leagues in games pitched with 54 in 1940.

While with the Reds, he no-hit the Boston Braves 1–0 on May 15, 1944. The lone baserunner came on a walk to his mound opponent, Jim Tobin, himself a no-hit pitcher just 18 days earlier on April 27, and well known for being a good-hitting pitcher.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hoffman, Benjamin (June 20, 2012). "When Knucklers Danced With Greatness". The New York Times. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Jim Tobin
No-hitter pitcher
May 15, 1944
Succeeded by
Dick Fowler