Mike Clark (baseball)

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Mike Clark
Pitcher
Born: (1922-11-29)November 29, 1922
Camden, New Jersey
Died: January 25, 1996(1996-01-25) (aged 73)
Camden, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1952 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1953 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3–0
Earned run average 5.31
Innings pitched 61
Teams

Michael John Clark (February 12, 1922 – January 25, 1996) was an American professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, Clark was 30 years old when he broke into the Major Leagues on July 27, 1952, with the St. Louis Cardinals. Although he played 17 years of professional baseball, he appeared in only two partial seasons in the Majors, working in 35 games played for the 19521953 Cardinals.

Clark was a native of Camden, New Jersey. He stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg). His career began in the Cardinal farm system in 1940 and continued through 1959, interrupted by three years of service in the United States Army during World War II.[1]

In the Majors, he appeared in 29 of his 35 games in relief, and allowed 78 hits and 35 bases on balls (with 27 strikeouts) in 61 innings pitched. He was undefeated in three decisions and recorded one save. As a minor leaguer, he compiled a 163–146 win-loss record in 556 games, including an 18-win 1949 season for the Columbus Cardinals of the Class A Sally League.[2]

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