The Obit For Ellis Clary
Saturday, June 3, 2000
Former Major Leaguer Clary
(AP) VALDOSTA, Ga.--Ellis Clary, a former major league infielder, coach and
died after a short illness. He was 85.
The Valdosta resident died
Friday of complications from congested heart failure.
Clary spent seven decades in
professional baseball, 43 at the major
league level as a player, coach
He was inducted into the
Valdosta/Lowndes County Sports Hall of Fame, The Charlotte, N.C., Sports
Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Clary made his major league
debut in 1942 with the Washington Senators, hitting .275 as a rookie. A
year later he was traded to the St. Louis Browns and in 1944 was a member
of the Browns team that played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World
with the Browns ended after the 1945 season. He played in the minors for
four more years, then coached and managed in the minors until beginning a
32 -year career as a major league scout in 1961 with the Minnesota Twins,
Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
1989, the Blue Jays called him up to coach Toronto's infielders.
the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, Clary retired from
Survivors include his wife, four
daughters and four grandchildren.
services are scheduled for Monday in the Chapel of Carson
Funeral Home in Valdosta.