Wednesday, April 8, 2020

#171 Heathcliff Slocumb

CLUTCH : adjective \ ˈkləch  \
: successful in a crucial situation

Often considered one of the most lopsided trades in history, in 1997 he was traded from the Red Sox to the Mariners for Derek Lowe and catcher Jason Varitek. Guess who got the better deal.

Win–loss record 28–37
Earned run average 4.08
Strikeouts 513
Saves 98

Chicago Cubs (1991–1993)
Cleveland Indians (1993)
Philadelphia Phillies (1994–1995)
Boston Red Sox (1996–1997)
Seattle Mariners (1997–1998)
Baltimore Orioles (1999)
St. Louis Cardinals (1999–2000)
San Diego Padres (2000)

All-Star (1995)


  1. I remember his name and he you pointed out that he was an all-star... but I wonder if he had a reputation among his teammates as being clutch. Or did they just give him that word because he's a closer.

  2. One of the best trades the Red Sox ever made!