Dave Clark (baseball)
|Houston Astros – No. 35|
|Outfielder/Third Base Coach|
September 3, 1962 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 3, 1986 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1998 for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||284|
|Career highlights and awards|
David Earl Clark (born September 3, 1962, Tupelo, Mississippi) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 1998. He served as manager of the Houston Astros Double-A affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks, from 2005 to 2007, and led them to the Texas League Championship in 2006. He also served as the manager of the Houston Astros' Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. He was the interim Manager for the Houston Astros at the end of the 2009 season.
Baseball career 
Clark was a first round draft pick for the Cleveland Indians in 1983, and made his major league debut with the club as a September call up in 1986. For his career, Clark batted .264 with 62 home runs and 284 runs batted in over twelve plus seasons. His best season was with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1994, when he batted .296 with ten home runs and 46 RBIs.
Clark's first coaching job was within the Pirates organization in 2000. Originally hired as the hitting coach for their rookie club in the Gulf Coast League, by the end of the season he found himself holding the same job with their Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. A season later, he was the hitting coach for the Pirates at the major league level.
After two years as the Pirates' hitting coach, Clark was offered the managerial position with their advanced A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats. After leading the Hillcats to the Carolina League playoffs, he moved on to the Hickory Crawdads the following season, and lead the team to a South Atlantic League championship.
In 2005, the opportunity to manage at the double-A level lured him away to the Houston Astros' organization. In three seasons managing the Corpus Christi Hooks, Clark produced a 207–212 record, and in 2006, led the team to its first ever Texas League Championship.
On September 21, 2009, Dave Clark took over as an interim manager of the Houston Astros, replacing Cecil Cooper.
Currently, Clark serves as the Third Base Coach for the Houston Astros, and Dominican Winter League head coach for Los Tigres del Licey of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Personal life 
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Round Rock Express Press Release on Dave Clark Assuming Manager Position
- Dave Clark bio at Round Rock Express web site
|Houston Astros manager