May 27, 1956 |
Los Angeles, California
|April 4, 1979 for the California Angels|
Last MLB appearance
|May 16, 1990 for the California Angels|
|Earned Run Average||3.85|
Career highlights and awards
Mark Alan Clear (born May 27, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the California Angels (1979–80, 1990), Boston Red Sox (1981–85) and Milwaukee Brewers (1986–88). He batted and threw right-handed.
Clear, who was Jewish, was born in Los Angeles, California.
A hard curveballer with shaky control, Clear was a flexible set-up man, and an occasional closer as well. Twice he struck out 100-plus batters without starting a game (becoming the first pitcher to do so), and pitched 100 or more innings in three different seasons.
In an 11-year career, Clear compiled a 71-49 record with a 3.85 ERA, 83 saves, and 804 strikeouts in 804.1 innings. He was an All-Star selection in both 1979 and 1982.
- List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders
- List of select Jewish Major League Baseball players
- Horvitz, P.S. (2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. SPI Books. p. 111. ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
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