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  • Philadelphia Phillies • Pitcher • #33
  • Height: 6' 3"
• Weight: 190 • Born: 8/30/78
  • During his disastrous 2007 season, Cliff went 3–1 in inter-league play. At the time, his 9–1 lifetime record against the NL was the best in major league history.
  • In 2008, Cliff became Cleveland’s first 20-game winner since Gaylord Perry in 1974.
  • Cliff was the first Cleveland lefty to lead the league in ERA since Sam McDowell in 1965.
  • Cliff received a $250,000 bonus for winning the Cy Young Award in 2008.
  • Cliff¹s .880 winning percentage in 2008 was the best for an Indian since Johnny Allen went 15­1 in 1937.
  • In 2009, Cliff became the first pitcher since Deacon Phillippe in Game 1 of the 1903 World Series to pitch a complete World Series game with 10 or more strikeouts and no walks.
  • Cliff pitched in his second All-Star Game in 2010.
  • In a May 2011 game against the Atlanta Braves, Cliff fanned a career-best 16 batters—but lost 5–0.
  • Cliff was NL Player of the Month in June of 2011.
  • In 2011, Cliff was second in the NL in strikeouts, third in ERA and fourth in wins.
  • Cliff hit his first big-league homer off Tommy Hansonin 2011. He hit his second later that year off Ted Lilly.
  • Cliff, CC Sabathia and Gaylord Perry are the only Indians to win the Cy Young Award.
  • Cliff was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • In 2003, Cliff and Kristen had their second child, Maci.
  • Cliff is an avid gun collector. His wife estimates he has more than 500.





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