Watty Clark

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Watty Clark
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Pitcher
Born: (1902-05-16)May 16, 1902
St. Joseph, Louisiana
Died: March 4, 1972(1972-03-04) (aged 69)
Clearwater, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 28, 1924, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
May 9, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 111-97
Earned run average 3.66
Strikeouts 643
Teams

William Watson Clark (May 16, 1902 – March 4, 1972) born in St. Joseph, Louisiana, was a baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1924), Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers (1927–33 and 1934–37) and New York Giants (1933–34).

He finished 20th in voting for the 1931 National League MVP for having a 14–10 win–loss record, 34 games (28 started), 16 complete games, 3 shutouts, 2 games finished, 1 save, 233⅓ innings pitched, 243 hits allowed, 86 runs allowed, 83 earned runs allowed, 4 home runs allowed, 52 walks, 96 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman, 3 wild pitches, 981 batters faced, 1 balk, 3.20 ERA and 1.264 WHIP. He led the National League in walks/9 IP in 1930 (1.71) and 1935 (1.22), innings in 1929 (279), games started in 1929 (36) and 1932 (36), hits allowed in 1929 (295), losses in 1929 (19) and batters faced in 1929 (1,189). He ranks 81st on the Major League Baseball career walks/9 IP list (1.97). He also holds the Dodgers single season record for walks/9 IP (1.22 in 1935).

In 12 seasons, he had a 111–97 win–loss record, 355 games (206 started), 91 complete games, 14 shutouts, 84 games finished, 16 saves, 1,747⅓ innings pitched, 1,897 hits allowed, 836 runs allowed, 711 earned runs allowed, 86 home runs allowed, 383 walks allowed, 643 strikeouts, 17 hit batsmen, 21 wild pitches, 7,442 batters faced, 2 balks, 3.66 ERA and 1.305 WHIP.[1]

He died at the age of sixty-nine in Clearwater, Florida.

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Preceded by
Jesse Petty
Brooklyn Robins Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1929–1930
Succeeded by
Jack Quinn
Preceded by
Waite Hoyt
Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1933
Succeeded by
Van Mungo