Clyde Frederick Vollmer (September 24, 1921 – October 2, 2006) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, he played in 685 Major League games for three teams: the Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox. During the 1951 season with the Red Sox, his hot hitting earned him the nickname "Dutch the Clutch."
Vollmer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a youth, he played for the Bridgetown Baseball league, in Hamilton County, Ohio; Vollmer was a leader on the team that won the Hamilton County Grade School baseball championship in 1935, according to a publication called "News of the Reds" dated May 20, 1947.
Vollmer graduated from Western Hills High School in 1938 and signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds the following year. 
Vollmer did not appear for the Reds until May 31, 1942. After playing only 12 games, the 21-year-old joined the Army. He fought in World War II for three years. After his discharge, Vollmer returned to the Reds.
He played in the majors from 1942 through 1954. In 1947 Vollmer married and later had a daughter, Claudia. Vollmer retired from baseball and acquired the Lark Lounge, which he owned for 20 years.
He later was a member of the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cheviot Aerie No. 2197 and the Delhi Senior Citizens.
Clyde Vollmer died October 2, 2006, at St. Luke Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.
He is interred at Old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Dean Hanley
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