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12. Matt Clement

Matt Clement was the original “Fear the Beard”… or at least goatee. Clement pitched for the Cubs from 2002-2004.  He was a very important part of the team that made it to the NLCS in 2003.  Clement’s best season statistically was probably 2002, when he won 12 games, had an ERA of 3.60 and struck out 215 batters. Clement went on to make the All-Star team with the Red Sox in 2005.  Since retiring, Clement coaches high school basketball and is a part owner of the baseball team Butler BlueSox. Matt Clement still considers himself to be a Cubs fan, which is just another reason for us to love him.

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Matt Clement has a no-hitter into the 7th, but then gives up a homer that gets rid of the no-hitter and a shutout. Nonetheless, all Cubs on that day.