Morten Clark

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Morten Clark
Shortstop
Born: (1889-12-19)December 19, 1889
Bristol, Tennessee
Died: November 17, 1943(1943-11-17) (aged 53)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
debut
1908, for the Birmingham Giants
Last appearance
1923, for the Baltimore Black Sox
Teams

Morten Avery "Specs" Clark (December 19, 1889 – November 17, 1943) was an African-American baseball Shortstop in the pre-Negro leagues.

He was born December 19, 1889 in Bristol, Tennessee,[2] and played professional baseball for the Birmingham Giants in 1908. He would play a large part of his career for the Indianapolis ABCs.[1]

Clark died in Los Angeles on November 17, 1943 and is buried at the National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His World War I draft registration card showed him single, as of 1917.[2]

Almost a decade after his death, Clark received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.[3] (Some papers have him listed as "Martin" Clark.)

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