Bob McClure

Primarily a reliever, McClure made his ML debut with the Royals in 1975 and was traded to Milwaukee in the spring of 1977 as the player-to-be-named-later in a deal that sent Jim Colborn and Darrell Porter to Kansas City. McClure pitched well in the Brewers’ bullpen from 1977 to 1980, leading the club in saves twice, then spent almost all of 1981 on the DL with arm problems. In 1982 McClure was moved to the starting rotation and went 12-7 for the AL champion Brewers, but with Rollie Fingers unavailable for the postseason, McClure returned to the bullpen and saved Games Four and Five of the WS, but lost Games Two and Seven. McClure started again in 1983-84 before returning to the bullpen for good in 1985, and in 1986 he was sold to the Expos, who released him in July 1988. McClure signed with the Mets two weeks later, where he was reunited with former Little League and high school teammate Keith Hernandez and pitched occasionally for the NL East champions before being released once again following the season. He is second on the Brewers all-time games pitched list.