Windsor-Native Named Manager Of The Year
Windsor's own Stubby Clapp is being recognized with a big honour in the Pacific Coast League.
The baseball league's managers, media and team officials voted Clapp as the 2017 Manager of Year after he led his Memphis Redbirds to a record-setting season.
In Clapp's first-year as manager, he helped his club set franchise records for wins as well as a monthly-best record of 22-6 in July on top of the longest winning streak in the team's history rattling off 11 straight wins from April 28 to May 8.
The Redbirds, under Clapp, also went nearly four months without losing a series.
Memphis finished the season with the best record in the PCL and an American South Division Title.
There have been 57 players rotating through Clapp's Memphis team, including seven who have made their Major League debut. The team's parent club is the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 44-year-old has been a professional coach for 11 seasons.
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