Danny Clyburn

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Danny Clyburn
Born: (1974-04-06)April 6, 1974
Lancaster, South Carolina
Died: February 7, 2012(2012-02-07) (aged 37)
Lancaster, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1997, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB statistics
Batting average.211
Home runs4
Runs batted in8

Danny Clyburn Jr. (April 6, 1974 – February 7, 2012) was an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was traded from Baltimore to Tampa Bay prior to the 1999 season for pitcher Jason Johnson.

Clyburn was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 1992 amateur draft. He is the cousin of former Anaheim Angels pitcher Pep Harris.

Clyburn was shot dead in Lancaster, South Carolina on February 7, 2012. His killer is Derrick Lamont McIlwain, who confessed to the murder after witnesses say they saw McIlwain and Clyburn arguing shortly before the shooting.[1] On January 10, 2014, McIlwain pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.[2]


  1. ^ "Former Devil Ray Clyburn shot, killed in SC". Associated Press. February 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-07 – via Fox Sports Florida.
  2. ^ "Danny Clyburn Jr's family outraged as killer sentenced to 15 years for his murder". Daily Mail. January 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-12.

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