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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 January 1970Burbank, California, USA
Birth NameRoyce Spencer Clayton

Mini Bio (1)

Royce Clayton was born on January 2, 1970 in Burbank, California, USA as Royce Spencer Clayton. He is an actor and producer, known for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (2015), Moneyball (2011) and Sunday Night Baseball (1990). He has been married to Samantha Davies since December 2001. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Samantha Davies (December 2001 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (16)

His wife ran the 200 meters and the 4x100 relay for the United Kingdom at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft.
Son, Royce, Jr., born 10 January 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Triplets Imani, Niya and Elijah born 1 November 2005.
Owns designer clothing line Isaac Charles Ameru. Isaac Charles Ameru sponsored comic Alex Thomas's show at Los Angeles's Wiltern Theater, which was filmed for "Straight Clownin'," hence Clayton's credit as the video's executive producer.
In the 2001 movie Thir13en Ghosts, one of the ghosts is a baseball player named Royce Clayton.
In the 2002 film The Rookie, Royce Clayton is played by Jorge Sanchez in a brief appearance. The movie is based on the true story of Jimmy Morris who at age 35, made his debut for The Tampa Bay Devil Rays when it was discovered that he could throw a 98mph fastball. Morris' first batter was Royce Clayton and he struck him out.
Career Statistics (Through April 2007): .259 AVG, 109 HR, 715 RBI, 916 R, 1871 H, 229 SB.
Has playoff experience with the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.
Has played for 10 MLB Teams: San Fransisco, St. Louis, Texas, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Cincinatti & Toronto.
(December 14) Signs a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
(August 31) Joined the Boston Red Sox, his 11th major league club.
Traded, along with IF Brendan Harris, P Bill Bray, P Gary Majewski and P Daryl Thompson by the Washington Nationals, to the Cincinnati Reds for OF Austin Kearns, SS Felipe Lopez and P Ryan Wagner. [July 2006]
Signs a 1 year/1.5 Million dollar deal with the Toronto Blue Jays [December 2006]
(January 5) Signs a non-guaranteed minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies for $650,000 base salary with an invitation to spring training.
Named Opening Day Starting ShortStop for The Toronto Blue Jays [March 2007]
(November 7) Refuses minor league assignment from the Boston Red Sox and becomes a free agent.

Personal Quotes (2)

I focus on placing a lot of importance on every pitch, ... I think that's how you have to do it to prepare yourself not only for the playoffs, but definitely getting to the playoffs.
Next year is going to be an entirely different case. The average salary for a major-league shortstop is not $1.35 million. Why should I play for that?

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