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The Tale of a King

"Clyde King’s arrival in Chapel Hill in 1942 has somewhat of a movie set feel to it. A wide-eyed teenage athlete from a small town set among the tobacco fields and pig farms of Eastern North Carolina arrives on a scenic college campus during a magical time. The country is united in its war efforts, and hundreds of pre-flight students and troops are training and living in Chapel Hill."

Former major league manager Clyde King dies

Clyde King, whose baseball career as a player, coach, manager and front-office man spanned six decades, has died in North Carolina. He was 86. King pitched with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds during a seven-year big-league career, compiling a 32-25 record and an ERA of 4.14. His best season was in 1951, when he went 14-7. He was 3-6 in his only season at Cincinnati.

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