Brad Clontz
Pitcher
Born: (1971-04-25) April 25, 1971 (age 50)
Stuart, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1995, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 2000, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record22–8
Earned run average4.34
Strikeouts210
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led NL in games pitched in 1996 with 81
  • World Series Champion (1995)

John Braddock Clontz (born April 25, 1971) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball from 19952000.

Amateur career

Clontz was born in Stuart, Virginia. He played college baseball at Virginia Tech and his contributions there earned him a spot in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. In 1991, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and received the league's Outstanding Relief Pitcher award.[1]

Professional career

Clontz made his major league debut on April 26, 1995. During his career, he pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Clontz was a member of the 1995 Atlanta Braves World Series Championship team. He was known for his distinctive sidearm/submarine windup and delivery. He last played for the Triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, the Albuquerque Isotopes, in 2006.

Personal

Clontz currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he owns a juice distribution franchise. Every year he visits his former high school, Patrick County High School, in Stuart, Virginia, to donate cleats, baseballs, and jerseys for their baseball team.

References

  1. ^ Price, Chris (August 14, 1997). "The Cape League Rundown". Barnstable Patriot. Barnstable, MA. p. 10.