Boy of Summer Wants It Back

may 14, 2003  10:05 am
Boy of Summer  Wants It  Back
In these days of Lebron James hysteria, it's easy to forget that high-schooler-hype isn't exactly a new phenomenon. Actually, it dates back to 1973, when Texas schoolboy David Clyde became the first baseball player to go directly from high school to the Major Leagues. Clyde flamed out in spectacular fashion, playing bits and pieces of eight seasons before blowing out his arm and leaving the game for good. Today he's alive and well and living in Tomball, Texas. And, as Dallas Observer sports columnist John Gonzalez reports, he'd like a little bit of his life back.