Hall of Fame Class of 2007
A two-year letterwinner as a pitcher in 1966 and 1967, Bob Cluck owned the Aztec season strikeout record for 23 years, fanning 115 batters in 1966. Cluck compiled a two-year mark on the mound of 14-9 with a 2.90 earned-run average and 209 strikeouts in just 201.2 innings. His career ERA still ranks ninth in school history, while he is 10th in career strikeouts. The southpaw is one of 30 former Aztec greats to have their uniform numbers listed above right field at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
After college, Cluck found success as a coach and manager in the professional ranks, working for the San Diego Padres from 1982-87, as a director of minor league development (1982-83), Triple-A manager in Las Vegas (1984-85) and minor league pitching instructor (1986-87). He also served as pitching coach for the Houston Astros (1990-93), Oakland Athletics (1994-98) and Detroit Tigers (2003-05) and had stints with the Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos organizations.The San Diego native currently works as a minor league pitching consultant with the Padres.