Thursday, December 11, 2014

#339 Mark Clark

About the Front: I wonder if any longtime Cardinals fans felt a chill run down their spines when they saw the tarp lurking in the background of this photo.

About the Back: In this portrait, Mark Clark bears some physical resemblance to current Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

Triple Play:

1. Mark four-hit the Padres on July 6, 1992 for his first career shutout.

2. Went a career-best 11-3 with a 3.82 ERA (122 ERA+) for the Indians in 1994.

3. On June 14, 1997, Clark hit his only career home run, a solo shot off of Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I can't believe anyone's parents would be so cruel as to name them "Mark Clark".

Bill James Said: "Before going on the DL he had a 5.70 ERA; afterward (six starts) it was 2.09."

On This Date in 1993: December 11. A block of the Highland Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia collapses, killing 48 people.

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