Earl Clark (baseball)

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Earl Clark
Earl Clark 1933 Goudey baseball card
Born: (1907-11-06)November 6, 1907
Washington, D.C.
Died: January 16, 1938(1938-01-16) (aged 30)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 1927, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1934, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average.291
Home runs4
Runs batted in81

Bailey Earl Clark (November 6, 1907 – January 16, 1938) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1927 through 1934, for the Boston Braves (1927–33) and St. Louis Browns (1934). Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), 160 pounds (73 kg), Clark batted and threw right handed. He was born in Washington, D.C.[1]

Clark set the major league record for putouts by an outfielder in a 9-inning game, with twelve on May 10, 1929.[2][3] The feat has only been equalled twice; by Lyman Bostock in 1977, and by Jacoby Ellsbury in 2009.[2]

In an eight-year career, Clark posted an average of .291 (240-for-826) with four home runs and 81 runs batted in in 293 games, including 122 runs scored and a .324 on-base percentage.

Clark died at the age of 30 in 1938, when his automobile collided with a streetcar in Washington, D.C.[4]


  1. ^ Baseball Reference – major league career
  2. ^ a b "Outfielder Putout Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cincinnati Reds 5, Boston Braves 3". Retrosheet. May 10, 1929.
  4. ^ "Ex-Ballplayer Dies in Auto Collision". The St. Louis Star and Times. UP. January 17, 1938. Retrieved November 26, 2017 – via newspapers.com.

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