Robert “Clyde” Farmer

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Clyde played fast-pitch softball for seven years in Delaware (1946-1952) where he was a premier pitcher. In 1946, he pitched for Leardi’s, going 28-2 with 500 strikeouts and nine no-hitters. From
1947 through 1950, he was with Frankie’s Steak House where his record was 151-25, with 2,838 stakeouts and 55 no-hit games. In 1951-52 he pitched Union Methodist Church to a 60-4 record with 1,233
strikeouts and 22 no-hitters. His seven-year averages were 16.5 strikeouts per game & 12.2 no-hitters per season. He pitched Frankie’s to five straight state championships and a
“First-for-Delaware” regional championship in 1949. He struck out 20 of 21 batters three times in 1946 and pitched a 28-inning game in which he struck out 45 and allowed no hits until the 10th inning
of the continuation game the next morning.  Farmer pitched Johnnies of Baltimore to third place in the 1955 World Tournament. In 1979 he was inducted into the Maryland Old-Timers Hall of



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