Danny Clark (baseball)
|Third baseman/Second baseman|
January 18, 1894|
|Died: May 23, 1937
|April 12, 1922, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1927, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|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.
- Was traded by Detroit along with Howard Ehmke, Babe Herman, Carl Holling and cash to the Red Sox in exchange by Del Pratt and Rip Collins.
- 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.
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