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June 22, 1990 | DAVID RAATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former St. Bernard High shortstop Royce Clayton, who had the game-winning hit in the California League All-Star Game at San Bernardino Tuesday night, is one of baseball's hottest commodities in his third year as a professional. Lee Lacy, an agent and former major league player with Baltimore, Pittsburgh and the Dodgers, is one of many baseball people intrigued by Clayton's potential.
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May 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Texas shortstop Royce Clayton took his feud with teammate Chad Curtis public Thursday in Clayton's diary for the Athletesdirect.com Web site. A story attributed to Clayton said: "We were a team that had a good atmosphere. A team that won the West two years ago, a team that had great chemistry in which everybody got along. That feeling is gone in 2000. We may overcome this problem or the problem will be the demise of the ballclub.
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May 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Texas shortstop Royce Clayton took his feud with teammate Chad Curtis public Thursday in Clayton's diary for the Athletesdirect.com Web site. A story attributed to Clayton said: "We were a team that had a good atmosphere. A team that won the West two years ago, a team that had great chemistry in which everybody got along. That feeling is gone in 2000. We may overcome this problem or the problem will be the demise of the ballclub.
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April 24, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
"Be careful what you wish for. You may get it." --Ancient proverb * Have you ever heard of George Selkirk? Probably not. Have you ever heard of Babe Ruth? Of course! Well, George Selkirk, poor devil, replaced Babe Ruth in the Yankee outfield. Can you imagine anything cheekier than that? Selkirk was almost a Hall of Fame player in his own right. Batted .290 lifetime. Respectable. Not Ruth's .342 but respectable. Hit 108 home runs. OK. Not Ruth's 714 but OK. Played in six World Series.
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April 24, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
"Be careful what you wish for. You may get it." --Ancient proverb * Have you ever heard of George Selkirk? Probably not. Have you ever heard of Babe Ruth? Of course! Well, George Selkirk, poor devil, replaced Babe Ruth in the Yankee outfield. Can you imagine anything cheekier than that? Selkirk was almost a Hall of Fame player in his own right. Batted .290 lifetime. Respectable. Not Ruth's .342 but respectable. Hit 108 home runs. OK. Not Ruth's 714 but OK. Played in six World Series.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Kelly Downs, a reliever and sometime starter for the San Francisco Giants for 5 1/2 years, was released in a series of roster moves that included the demotion of rookie shortstop Royce Clayton. The release of Downs, 31, cleared a roster spot for right-hander Bill Swift, who was activated from the disabled list and scheduled to start against the San Diego Padres today. Swift got off to a 6-0 start before suffering an inflamed right shoulder and going on the disabled list May 23.
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May 31, 1988 | Scott Howard-Cooper
Royce Clayton, normally outgoing and a cheerleader for teammates, has become quiet, again. That can only mean that St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey is again competing in the final week of the Southern Section baseball playoffs. When the top-seeded Vikings play Norte Vista of Riverside today in a 2-A game at UC Riverside, it will be their third trip to the semifinals in as many years under Coach Bob Yarnall.
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April 28, 1988 | STUART MATTHEWS
Baseball people tend to flip over shortstop Royce Clayton. Even himself. Last spring, when Clayton's St. Bernard High School team took the field at Dodger Stadium for the CIF-1-A championship game, the junior shortstop greeted the crowd with a back flip, a la Ozzie Smith, and landed square on his spikes. "As long as he doesn't hurt himself, it's all right," Clayton's coach, Bob Yarnall, said of the back flip.
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March 20, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It comes down to this: Ozzie Smith, maybe the best shortstop ever but now 41 and coming off shoulder surgery, must win his job. He is challenged by Royce Clayton, 26, who grew up in Los Angeles idolizing the defensive wizard of the St. Louis Cardinals. "I was 12 or 13 when I first saw him play at Dodger Stadium and couldn't take my eyes off him," said Clayton, formerly of the San Francisco Giants and St. Bernard High in Inglewood.
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March 10, 1988 | ROB FERNAS
They held another version of "Super Tuesday" this week at St. Bernard High School. The occasion was the St. Bernard-Redondo baseball game featuring Redondo pitcher Scott Davison and St. Bernard shortstop Royce Clayton, two of the top prospects in Southern California. As expected, there were major-league scouts in the stands. St. Bernard Coach Bob Yarnall has become adept at identifying them: "They have their stop watches and little books," he said. "And they're chewing tobacco."
SPORTS
March 20, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It comes down to this: Ozzie Smith, maybe the best shortstop ever but now 41 and coming off shoulder surgery, must win his job. He is challenged by Royce Clayton, 26, who grew up in Los Angeles idolizing the defensive wizard of the St. Louis Cardinals. "I was 12 or 13 when I first saw him play at Dodger Stadium and couldn't take my eyes off him," said Clayton, formerly of the San Francisco Giants and St. Bernard High in Inglewood.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Kelly Downs, a reliever and sometime starter for the San Francisco Giants for 5 1/2 years, was released in a series of roster moves that included the demotion of rookie shortstop Royce Clayton. The release of Downs, 31, cleared a roster spot for right-hander Bill Swift, who was activated from the disabled list and scheduled to start against the San Diego Padres today. Swift got off to a 6-0 start before suffering an inflamed right shoulder and going on the disabled list May 23.
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September 27, 1991 | SEAN WATERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortstop Royce Clayton never imagined he would be home alone when the news came about his promotion. Despite being selected as the top prospect in the minor leagues this season by The Sporting News, the former St. Bernard High standout was convinced he would have to wait another season before the San Francisco Giants would promote him. Clayton, who had a stellar season at double-A Shreveport, had returned to his parents' Inglewood home after his fourth season in the minors.
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June 28, 1990 | DAVID RAATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former St. Bernard High shortstop Royce Clayton, who had the game-winning hit in the California League All-Star Game at San Bernardino last week, is one of baseball's hottest commodities in his third year as a professional. Lee Lacy, an agent and former major league player with Baltimore, Pittsburgh and the Dodgers, is one of many baseball people intrigued by Clayton's potential.
SPORTS
May 31, 1988 | Scott Howard-Cooper
Royce Clayton, normally outgoing and a cheerleader for teammates, has become quiet, again. That can only mean that St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey is again competing in the final week of the Southern Section baseball playoffs. When the top-seeded Vikings play Norte Vista of Riverside today in a 2-A game at UC Riverside, it will be their third trip to the semifinals in as many years under Coach Bob Yarnall.
SPORTS
April 28, 1988 | STUART MATTHEWS
Baseball people tend to flip over shortstop Royce Clayton. Even himself. Last spring, when Clayton's St. Bernard High School team took the field at Dodger Stadium for the CIF-1-A championship game, the junior shortstop greeted the crowd with a back flip, a la Ozzie Smith, and landed square on his spikes. "As long as he doesn't hurt himself, it's all right," Clayton's coach, Bob Yarnall, said of the back flip.
SPORTS
September 27, 1991 | SEAN WATERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortstop Royce Clayton never imagined he would be home alone when the news came about his promotion. Despite being selected as the top prospect in the minor leagues this season by The Sporting News, the former St. Bernard High standout was convinced he would have to wait another season before the San Francisco Giants would promote him. Clayton, who had a stellar season at double-A Shreveport, had returned to his parents' Inglewood home after his fourth season in the minors.
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March 10, 1988 | ROB FERNAS
They held another version of "Super Tuesday" this week at St. Bernard High School. The occasion was the St. Bernard-Redondo baseball game featuring Redondo pitcher Scott Davison and St. Bernard shortstop Royce Clayton, two of the top prospects in Southern California. As expected, there were major-league scouts in the stands. St. Bernard Coach Bob Yarnall has become adept at identifying them: "They have their stop watches and little books," he said. "And they're chewing tobacco."
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