James Clancy (born December 18, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1977-88), Houston Astros (1989-91) and Atlanta Braves (1991). He batted and threw right-handed. Clancy attended St. Rita of Cascia High School on the south side of Chicago and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 1974 MLB Draft. Clancy played rookie level baseball with the Rangers Gulf Coast League team, where he had a record of 3-3 with a 2.72 ERA in nine starts. The Rangers moved Clancy up to the Anderson Rangers of the Western Carolinas League for the 1975 season, however, despite a respectable ERA of 3.83 in 23 starts, Clancy had a poor 6-13 record.
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