Klutts played for eight years in the majors, hitting .241 with 14 home runs in 199 games (1976-1983) played with the New York Yankees, Oakland A’s and Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared in a career-high 75 games for the A’s in 1980 and hit .269 while setting career best marks in runs (20) and RBIs (21).
Klutts played in five games for the 1977 Yankees’ team that defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series. He did not, however, play in the postseason.
He mentions a couple other career milestones. His first hit came off Ken Brett, who was pitching for the California Angels, at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 1977. It was the third game of Klutt’s career. He hit his first home run on October 2, 1977 off Detroit Tiger Vern Ruhle, also at Yankee Stadium. Klutts played for Billy Martin with the Yankees and A’s. Bobby Cox was his manager in Toronto.
Mickey Klutts – career stats