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Cliff Chambers and Bud Bloomfield, former Cardinals players, pass away

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  • Cliff Chambers and Bud Bloomfield, former Cardinals players, pass away

    Chambers went 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA in 21 games for the Cards in 1951. He pitched for them until 1953. Of note, he was involved in a deal that sent Joe Garagiola and Howie Pollet to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Clifford Day Chambers 1922 - 2012 Clifford Day Chambers died on Saturday January 21 at Paramount Park Assisted Living Center in Eagle, ID. ...

    Cliff signed a baseball contract with Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League and played for the Tulsa Oilers in 1942.

    He enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 where he spent 3 years putting together rehabilitation and recreation programs for returning military men at Fort George Wright in Spokane, WA. There his two daughters, Jane Ann and Lynne were born in 1943 and 1945 respectively.

    Upon leaving the Air Force, Cliff pitched for LA in 1946 and was named to the All Star team. His contract was sold to the Chicago Cubs.
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    Bloomfield is an interesting player, because he appeared in a game with the Cardinals without ever having a plate appearance. On September 25, against the Cubs, he replaced Ken Boyer at third base in the fourth inning. He was due to bat fourth in the lineup, but did not get a chance.

    Clyde Stalcup "Bud" Bloomfield, 75, of Huntsville, Arkansas, died December 21, 2011 at Countryside Retirement Center in Huntsville, Arkansas. He was born January 5, 1936 at Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Clyde Orsamus and Jeanne Stalcup Bloomfield. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a United States Army veteran. He was a minor and major league baseball player having played for the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins. He was the former owner of the Tail of the Trout Restuarant in Rogers and a member of the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.
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