Bob Clark (clarkbo01)
Robert H. Clark
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1886
- Final Game August 3, 1893
- Born March 18, 1863 in Covington, KY USA
- Died August 21, 1919 in Covington, KY USA
Catcher Bob Clark, although born in Covington, KY, played most of his major league career for the Brooklyn teams in the American Association and National League, being part of pennant-winning teams in 1889 and 1890. His best year with the bat was 1889, when he hit .275 on a team that hit .263 (in spite of suffering an injury to his hand that forced him to miss most of July). He also umpired one NL game in 1897.
Quite a few major leaguers have been born in Covington, including pitcher Joel McKeon, who was born there almost exactly 100 years after Bob Clark.