Luciean Louis Clinton (October 13, 1937 – December 6, 1997) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who batted and threw right-handed, spanning 8 seasons, debuting in 1960 and playing his final season in 1967, during which he played for five American League teams in the 1960s: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles/California Angels, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Clinton died at age 60 in Wichita, Kansas, and is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.
Clinton was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent before the 1955 season. He made his major league debut in 1960, and spent five seasons with the Red Sox. On June 4, 1964, he was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Angels for Lee Thomas. After a season and a half with the Angels, Clinton was selected off waivers by the Kansas City Athletics on September 7, 1965. Two days later, he was returned to the Angels, then was picked up by the Cleveland Indians. He finished the season with them, and on January 14, 1966 he traded to the New York Yankees for Doc Edwards. Clinton played two seasons for the Yankees, which ended his major league career.
After being demoted by the Yankees in April, Clinton finished up his professional career with the San Diego Padres, hitting .250 for them in 110 games.
By Dean Hanley
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