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Mel Clark

Melvin Earl Clark

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 7, 1924 in Letart, WV
High School: Wahama HS (New Haven, WV)
School: Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1951 (Age 27.066, 8,425th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Tigers 1951-1957

Final Game: May 1, 1957 (Age 32.298)
Died: May 1, 2014 in West Columbia, WV
Buried: Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1951 26 PHI NL 10 31 31 2 10 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 .323 .323 .452 .774 108 14 0 0 0 /O97
1952 27 PHI NL 47 167 155 20 52 6 4 1 15 2 1 6 13 .335 .364 .445 .809 124 69 4 1 5 O97/5
1953 28 PHI NL 60 212 198 31 59 10 4 0 19 1 0 11 17 .298 .338 .389 .727 89 77 10 1 2 O9/7
1954 29 PHI NL 83 256 233 26 56 9 7 1 24 0 1 17 21 .240 .291 .352 .643 67 82 13 0 5 1 97
1955 30 PHI NL 10 35 32 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .156 .229 .250 .479 28 8 2 0 0 0 0 /9
1957 32 DET AL 5 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /7
6 Yrs 215 708 656 82 182 29 15 3 63 3 3 37 61 .277 .318 .381 .699 85 250 30 2 12 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 533 494 62 137 22 11 2 47 2 2 28 46 .277 .318 .381 .699 85 188 23 2 9
PHI (5 yrs) 210 701 649 82 182 29 15 3 62 3 3 37 58 .280 .321 .385 .706 87 250 29 2 12 1 0
DET (1 yr) 5 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 210 701 649 82 182 29 15 3 62 3 3 37 58 .280 .321 .385 .706 87 250 29 2 12 1 0
AL (1 yr) 5 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1951 26 PHI NL 10 31 0 -0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .494 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $3,300 /O97
1952 27 PHI NL 47 167 5 -0 -0 2 -2 4 0.5 6 11 1.1 .510 .503 0.9 0.0 9 $4,200 O97/5
1953 28 PHI NL 60 212 -2 1 -2 5 -2 0 -0.0 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.3 0.2 3 $7,500 O9/7
1954 29 PHI NL 83 256 -11 -0 -1 2 -3 -13 -1.4 10 -4 -0.5 .483 .491 -0.6 -0.2 -5 $9,000 97
1955 30 PHI NL 10 35 -3 -0 -0 3 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .492 .500 -0.2 0.2 -2 $9,000 /9
1957 32 DET AL 5 7 -2 0 -0 1 -0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $9,500 /7
6 Seasons 215 708 -13 1 -4 12 -7 -11 -1.3 27 15 1.3 .495 .497 0.3 0.4 3 $42,500
PHI (5 yrs) 210 701 -11 1 -3 11 -7 -10 -1.2 26 16 1.5 .495 .497 0.5 0.3 5 $33,000
DET (1 yr) 5 7 -2 0 -0 1 -0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $9,500

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1951 PHI NL 26 OF 7 7 6 56.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.09 1.86 .981 2.43 2.41
1951 PHI NL 26 RF 6 6 5 46.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.76 1.50 .981 2.03 2.03
1951 PHI NL 26 LF 1 1 1 10.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 4.00 .978 2.34 2.30
1952 PHI NL 27 OF 38 36 27 316.2 86 81 5 0 1 1.000 2.44 2.26 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 PHI NL 27 RF 27 26 19 229.2 62 58 4 0 0 1.000 2.43 2.30 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 PHI NL 27 LF 12 10 8 87.0 26 25 1 0 1 1.000 2.69 2.17 .979 2.02 2.00
1952 PHI NL 27 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.10
1953 PHI NL 28 OF 51 49 42 414.0 107 104 2 1 0 .991 5 14 2.30 2.08 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 PHI NL 28 RF 51 48 42 409.0 105 103 1 1 0 .990 5 15 2.29 2.04 .981 2.00 1.96
1953 PHI NL 28 LF 1 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1954 PHI NL 29 OF 63 52 48 488.2 128 114 9 5 2 .961 2 4 2.27 1.95 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 PHI NL 29 RF 42 33 29 304.2 79 73 4 2 1 .975 0 1 2.27 1.83 .970 1.96 1.95
1954 PHI NL 29 LF 20 19 19 184.0 46 39 5 2 1 .957 1 8 2.15 2.20 .971 2.18 2.17
1955 PHI NL 30 OF 8 8 8 71.1 22 19 3 0 1 1.000 3 47 2.78 2.75 .977 2.30 2.28
1955 PHI NL 30 RF 8 8 8 71.1 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 3 47 2.40 2.38 .975 1.98 1.96
1957 DET AL 32 LF 2 1 0 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 2.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1957 DET AL 32 OF 2 1 0 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 2.00 .980 2.20 2.25
6 Seasons OF 169 153 131 1355.2 360 335 19 6 4 .983 10 9 2.35 2.09 .978 2.35 2.32
5 Seasons RF 134 121 103 1060.2 274 260 11 3 2 .989 8 9 2.30 2.02 .977 2.00 1.98
5 Seasons LF 36 32 28 295.0 80 72 6 2 2 .975 2 7 2.38 2.17 .974 2.14 2.11
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.10
6 Seasons TOT 170 153 131 1357.2 361 335 20 6 4 .983 10 9 2.35 2.09 .978 2.35 2.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 NL  1 (3rd)
1954 NL  1 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (1st)

             

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1951 26 Philadelphia Phillies $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 27 Philadelphia Phillies $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 28 Philadelphia Phillies $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 29 Philadelphia Phillies $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 30 Philadelphia Phillies $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 32 Detroit Tigers $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$42,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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