Danny Clark (baseball)

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Danny Clark
1923 Tomas Gutierrez Danny Clark.jpg
Third baseman/Second baseman
Born: (1894-01-18)January 18, 1894
Meridian, Mississippi
Died: May 23, 1937(1937-05-23) (aged 43)
Meridian, Mississippi
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1922, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1927, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 93

Daniel Curren Clark (January 18, 1894 – May 23, 1937) was a backup infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played between 1922 and 1927 for the Detroit Tigers (1922), Boston Red Sox (1924) and St. Louis Cardinals (1927). Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 167 lb., Clark batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi.

In a three-season career, Clark was a .277 hitter (161-for-582) with five home runs and 93 RBI in 245 games, including 75 runs, 36 doubles, eight triples, five stolen bases, and a .360 on-base percentage. Following his majors career, he played in the Texas and Three-Eye leagues.

After his baseball career ended, Clark became an oil dealer, dying in his hometown of Meridian at age 43 from tertiary neural syphilis.[1]



  1. ^ Russo, Frank (2006). Bury My Heart at Cooperstown: Salacious, Sad, and Surreal Deaths in the History of Baseball. United States: Triumph Books. p. 224. ISBN 9781617499364.