Player: Clark, Jack
Card: 1988 Topps Traded #28T
“Jack gave us a bona fide thumper in the middle of the lineup, which we had never had… Jack would hit vicious line drive home runs. And Jack had a persona as kind of a mysterious, tough guy power hitter. He gave our team a mood or a persona that it was lacking before. He just gave us a big hammer in the middle of the lineup. It really complemented the parts around him.” – Tommy Herr, to Peter Golenbock, The Spirit of St. Louis
Born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Jack Anthony Clark, also known as “Jack the Ripper” is a former player for the San Francisco Giants (1975–84), St. Louis Cardinals (1985–87), New York Yankees (1988), San Diego Padres (1989–90) and Boston Red Sox (1991–92).
During his prime, Clark was one of the most feared right-handed hitters in the National League, winning the Silver Slugger Award in 1985 and 1987 and was a four-time All-Star.
Watch St Louis Cardinal Jack Clark hit a clutch 3-run homer in the top of the ninth on 10/16/85 in game six of the NLCS (called by Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola). Tommy Lasorda wanted to walk him, but didn’t pull the trigger. Mike Scioscia is devastated.
After retirement, Clark became a minor league manager, major league coach for the Giants and a sports talk radio show host.
Jack is part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Jack is also part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop
Jack is also part of the New York/SF Giants Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop
Jack is also part of the St. Louis Cardinals Players Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Jack is also part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
See all of Jack’s baseball cards at TCDB
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