Royce Clayton

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Royce Clayton
Born: (1970-01-02) January 2, 1970 (age 49)
Burbank, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1991, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2007, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .258
Home runs 110
Runs batted in 723
Career highlights and awards

Royce Spencer Clayton (born January 2, 1970) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and has appeared in two films.[1]

Baseball career

Clayton was born in Burbank, California. He was drafted out of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants, and made his major league debut for the Giants on September 20, 1991.[2] He played for the Giants for the first five seasons of his major league career.

In 1997, Clayton was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He also won a ring in the 2007 World Series since he played 8 games with the Boston Red Sox and started one.

Film appearances

In the 2002 film The Rookie, Clayton is played by Jorge Sanchez in a brief appearance.[3] The 1999 time frame portrayed in the film shows Clayton playing for the Texas Rangers.

Clayton portrayed Miguel Tejada in the 2011 film Moneyball.[4]

See also


  1. "Royce Clayton Statistics and History |". Retrieved 2015-10-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Royce Clayton Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Alumnus of the Month: Jorge Sanchez '87". Hofstra University. Retrieved 2010-01-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Royce Clayton to play the role of Miguel Tejada in "Moneyball" movie

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