On June 27, 1973, Twenty days after pitching his high school team, Houston’s Westchester High School to a state championship, 18-year-old David Clyde, who had been drafted first overall in the 1973 amateur draft earlier in the month, makes his debut with the Texas Rangers. The largest crowd of the year pack Arlington Stadium, a sell out crowd of 35,698. The, $125,000 bonus baby didn’t disappoint, he walks the first two Twins batters he faces, then gets Bobby Darwin, George Mitterwald and Joe Lis on swinging third strikes. Clyde goes five innings and gives up only one hit – a two-run home run by Mike Adams – walks seven and strikes out 8. He is the winner, 4 – 3.

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Game Ticket 

Texas Rangers 4, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played: Wednesday, June 27, 1973 (N) at Arlington Stadium
Time of Game: 2:50
Attendance: 35698

Line Score

MIN A 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 3 4 0
TEX A 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 x – 4 11 2

 

Umpires: HP – Ron Luciano, 1B – Dave Phillips, 2B – Jerry Neudecker, 3B – Bill Haller

Box Score

Starting Lineups

Twins
1 Jerry Terrell SS
2 Rod Carew 2B
3 Bobby Darwin RF
4 George Mitterwald DH
5 Joe Lis 1B
6 Steve Braun 3B
7 Larry Hisle CF
8 Phil Roof C
9 Mike Adams LF
Jim Kaat P

Rangers
1 Dave Nelson 2B
2 Toby Harrah SS
3 Alex Johnson DH
4 Rico Carty LF
5 Jeff Burroughs RF
6 Vic Harris 3B
7 Jim Spencer 1B
8 Ken Suarez C
9 Elliott Maddox CF
David Clyde P

Play by Play

TWINS 1ST: Terrell walked; Debut game for David Clyde;
Carew walked [Terrell to second]; Darwin struck out; Mitterwald
struck out; Lis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Twins 0,
Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Nelson singled to left; Nelson stole second; Harrah
popped to shortstop; Johnson was credited with a single when a
runner was hit by the batted ball to third [Nelson out at third
(third unassisted)]; Carty forced Johnson (shortstop to second);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.

TWINS 2ND: Braun walked; Braun was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Hisle walked; Hisle stole second; Roof was
called out on strikes; Adams homered [Hisle scored]; Terrell
walked; Terrell stole second [Terrell to third (error by
Suarez)]; Carew walked; Carew was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Burroughs walked; Harris singled to left [Burroughs
to second]; Spencer walked [Burroughs to third, Harris to
second]; Suarez popped to second; Maddox was called out on
strikes; Nelson singled to center [Burroughs scored, Harris
scored, Spencer out at third (center to third to second to
third)]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 2.

TWINS 3RD: Darwin grounded out (shortstop to first); Mitterwald
struck out; Lis popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Twins
2, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 3RD: Harrah doubled to left; Johnson singled to
shortstop [Harrah stayed at second]; Carty lined to right
[Harrah to third]; Burroughs walked [Johnson to second]; Harris
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Harrah scored]; Spencer flied out
to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.

TWINS 4TH: Braun flied out to center; Hisle was called out on
strikes; Roof struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Twins 2,
Rangers 3.

RANGERS 4TH: Suarez grounded out (third to first); Maddox
singled to center; Kaat threw a wild pitch [Maddox to second];
Nelson struck out (catcher to first); Harrah singled to center
[Maddox scored]; GOLTZ REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Johnson singled
to right [Harrah to second]; Carty grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.

TWINS 5TH: Adams popped to shortstop; Terrell struck out; Carew
walked; Darwin lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Twins 2,
Rangers 4.

RANGERS 5TH: Burroughs singled to center; Harris singled to
right [Burroughs to third]; Spencer struck out while Harris was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Suarez walked;
Maddox forced Suarez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.

TWINS 6TH: GOGOLEWSKI REPLACED CLYDE (PITCHING); Mitterwald
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lis was called out on
strikes; Braun lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Twins
2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 6TH: Nelson was called out on strikes; Harrah lined to
shortstop; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.

TWINS 7TH: Hisle struck out; Roof walked; HOLT BATTED FOR ADAMS;
Holt singled to center [Roof to second]; On a bunt Terrell
singled to second [Roof scored (error by Nelson) (unearned),
Holt to third, Terrell to second]; Carew was walked
intentionally; Darwin popped to second; OLIVA BATTED FOR
MITTERWALD; Oliva forced Carew (second to shortstop); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 7TH: OLIVA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); HOLT STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Carty lined to left; Burroughs grounded out
(shortstop to first); Harris popped to third in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 4.

TWINS 8TH: Lis grounded out (pitcher to first); Braun flied out
to center; Hisle singled to center; Roof forced Hisle (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 8TH: Spencer grounded out (second to first); Suarez
struck out; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 4.

TWINS 9TH: Holt popped to first; Terrell flied out to right;
Carew popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 3, Rangers 4.