Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12

2008 Topps Red Hot Rookies #16 - Clayton Richard

On this day in 1983, pitcher Clayton Richard was born.

Clayton was selected in the eighth round of the 2005 draft, out of the University of Michigan. He was the second Michigan alum taken in that draft by the Chicago White Sox. The first being Chris Getz, drafted in the fourth round. Richard moved up the ranks in the Sox minor league system each year, until his debut with the parent club on July 23, 2008.

Richard spent part of two years, 2008 and 2009, with the White Sox. During this time, he compiled a 6-8 record with a 5.14 ERA. Throwing errors plagued his time with the South Siders and cost Clayton some victories. On July 31, 2009, Richard, along with Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter, were traded to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Jake Peavy.

2 comments:

Backstop Cards said...

Nice card! Glad that Clayton is pitching for us now, dude has bad W/L record because he didn't get any run support at the beginning of the year, but he's doing great for us.

Nothing really ever happened with the other 3/4s of that trade, so I think the Sox still get the edge in that trade, although Jake's had some health issues.

unclemoe said...

Great card. I love the fire-like orange/red borders on these.

moe.

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