Bryant, World Series Pitcher for '38 Chicago Cubs, Dead at
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Bryant, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs
in the 1938 World Series, died Friday. He was 87.
Bryant, who also coached for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians,
died at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla, his son Chuck Bryant said. He
gave no cause of death.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., the elder Bryant joined the Cubs in 1935,
compiling a 32-20 record before an arm injury cut short his career. Bryant
posted a 9-3 record in 1937 and was 19-11 as he helped pitch the Cubs into
the 1938 World Series.
He was the 5-2 loser in the third game of a four-game sweep by the New York
Yankees. Bryant resumed his baseball career in 1944 as manager of the Newark
team in the Ohio State League and made his home in Zanesville, Ohio, before
moving to Mobile, Ala., and then to Fort Lauderdale.
After coaching in the Dodgers minor league system, Bryant was named third
base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1961. He joined Cleveland as a
pitching coach in 1967 and managed two minor league teams for the Indians.
Among the survivors are his wife, Opal, and sons Charles and Clay Jr.
Services were pending.