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Cliff Politte

Clifford Anthony Politte

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Debut: April 2, 1998
Drafted By: St. Louis Cardinals in the 54th round of the 1995 amateur draft
Pro Teams: WhiteSox / BlueJays / Phillies / Cardinals
Status: Retired

Born: February 27, 1974 in Kirkwood, MO
High School: Vianney HS (Kirkwood, MO)
Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)

Cliff Anthony Politte (born February 27, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a right-handed Major League Baseball retired relief pitcher. He was selected in the 54th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals as the 1438th player selected.[1] Politte came up to the parent club in 1998. He threw the first pitch at the new Roger Dean Stadium in spring training that year. From there, he went to the Philadelphia Phillies and then the Toronto Blue Jays, before signing with the Chicago White Sox in 2004. He won a World Series ring with the White Sox in 2005.

He was designated for assignment by the White Sox on July 15, 2006, after giving up a home run to Bubba Crosby and was released on July 20.

On February 14, 2007, the Cleveland Indians signed him to a minor league deal. He pitched only eight innings for their Double-A team in 2007.

On December 21, 2007, the St. Louis Cardinals signed him to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. He became a free agent at the end of the season. He resides in St. Louis Missouri.