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Tony Clark

Anthony Christopher Clark

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 8", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 15, 1972 in Newton, KS
High School: Christian HS (El Cajon, CA)
School: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed July 10, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1995 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1996 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Diamondbacks/Mets/Yankees/RedSox/... 1995-2009
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: July 12, 2009 (Age 37)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1043. Merv Rettenmund… #1044. Julian Javier… #1045. Jocko Milligan… #1046. TONY CLARK… #1047. Alexei Ramirez… #1048. Jim Eisenreich… #1049. George McBride… 

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
1991 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1995 23 DET AL 27 109 101 10 24 5 1 3 11 0 0 8 30 .238 .294 .396 .690 78 40 2 0 0 0 0 3
1996 24 DET AL 100 411 376 56 94 14 0 27 72 0 1 29 127 .250 .299 .503 .802 98 189 7 0 0 6 1 3D RoY-3
1997 25 DET AL 159 681 580 105 160 28 3 32 117 1 3 93 144 .276 .376 .500 .876 128 290 11 3 0 5 13 *3/D MVP-18
1998 26 DET AL 157 673 602 84 175 37 0 34 103 3 3 63 128 .291 .358 .522 .880 126 314 16 3 0 5 5 *3D
1999 27 DET AL 143 609 536 74 150 29 0 31 99 2 1 64 133 .280 .361 .507 .869 120 272 14 6 0 3 7 *3D
2000 28 DET AL 60 232 208 32 57 14 0 13 37 0 0 24 51 .274 .349 .529 .878 125 110 10 0 0 0 2 3/D
2001 29 DET AL 126 497 428 67 123 29 3 16 75 0 1 62 108 .287 .374 .481 .856 131 206 14 1 0 6 10 3D AS
2002 30 BOS AL 90 298 275 25 57 12 1 3 29 0 0 21 57 .207 .265 .291 .556 47 80 11 1 0 1 0 3/D
2003 31 NYM NL 125 280 254 29 59 13 0 16 43 0 0 24 73 .232 .300 .472 .772 100 120 8 1 0 1 2 3/7
2004 32 NYY AL 106 283 253 37 56 12 0 16 49 0 0 26 92 .221 .297 .458 .755 95 116 6 2 0 2 3 3/D
2005 33 ARI NL 130 393 349 47 106 22 2 30 87 0 0 37 88 .304 .366 .636 1.003 154 222 10 1 0 6 6 3/D
2006 34 ARI NL 79 147 132 13 26 4 0 6 16 0 0 13 40 .197 .279 .364 .643 60 48 5 2 0 0 2 3
2007 35 ARI NL 113 245 221 31 55 5 1 17 51 0 0 21 59 .249 .310 .511 .822 102 113 8 0 0 3 3 3
2008 36 TOT NL 108 184 151 12 34 5 0 3 24 0 0 31 55 .225 .359 .318 .677 84 48 8 1 0 1 1 3/D
2008 36 SDP NL 70 107 88 5 21 3 0 1 11 0 0 19 32 .239 .374 .307 .681 93 27 2 0 0 0 0 /D3
2008 36 ARI NL 38 77 63 7 13 2 0 2 13 0 0 12 23 .206 .338 .333 .671 73 21 6 1 0 1 1 3
2009 37 ARI NL 36 78 66 7 12 4 0 4 11 0 0 11 24 .182 .295 .424 .719 84 28 3 0 0 1 0 3
15 Yrs 1559 5120 4532 629 1188 233 11 251 824 6 9 527 1209 .262 .339 .485 .824 112 2196 133 21 0 40 55
162 Game Avg. 162 532 471 65 123 24 1 26 86 1 1 55 126 .262 .339 .485 .824 112 228 14 2 0 4 6
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
DET (7 yrs) 772 3212 2831 428 783 156 7 156 514 6 9 343 721 .277 .355 .502 .857 121 1421 74 13 0 25 38
ARI (5 yrs) 396 940 831 105 212 37 3 59 178 0 0 94 234 .255 .330 .520 .850 113 432 32 4 0 11 12
NYM (1 yr) 125 280 254 29 59 13 0 16 43 0 0 24 73 .232 .300 .472 .772 100 120 8 1 0 1 2
BOS (1 yr) 90 298 275 25 57 12 1 3 29 0 0 21 57 .207 .265 .291 .556 47 80 11 1 0 1 0
SDP (1 yr) 70 107 88 5 21 3 0 1 11 0 0 19 32 .239 .374 .307 .681 93 27 2 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 106 283 253 37 56 12 0 16 49 0 0 26 92 .221 .297 .458 .755 95 116 6 2 0 2 3
AL (9 yrs) 968 3793 3359 490 896 180 8 175 592 6 9 390 870 .267 .343 .481 .825 113 1617 91 16 0 28 41
NL (6 yrs) 591 1327 1173 139 292 53 3 76 232 0 0 137 339 .249 .327 .494 .821 109 579 42 5 0 12 14

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
1995 23 DET AL 27 109 -3 1 0 2 -2 -2 -0.1 4 3 0.2 .495 .499 0.0 0.1 0 3
1996 24 DET AL 100 411 -6 0 -0 -9 -6 -21 -1.7 15 -6 -0.3 .481 .488 0.4 -1.3 3 $109,000 3D RoY-3
1997 25 DET AL 159 681 22 -1 1 -3 -9 10 1.1 26 36 3.5 .506 .506 3.7 -1.1 38 $260,000 *3/D MVP-18
1998 26 DET AL 157 673 24 -4 -2 0 -10 9 1.0 25 35 3.4 .506 .506 3.3 -0.9 34 $762,500 *3D
1999 27 DET AL 143 609 11 -2 -1 5 -9 4 0.5 23 27 2.6 .503 .502 2.1 -0.3 22 $2,362,500 *3D
2000 28 DET AL 60 232 8 0 -1 -0 -3 3 0.3 9 11 1.1 .504 .501 1.1 -0.3 12 $4,062,500 3/D
2001 29 DET AL 126 497 15 -2 -1 -5 -9 -2 -0.1 19 17 1.7 .499 .499 2.2 -1.3 22 $4,462,500 3D AS
2002 30 BOS AL 90 298 -18 -1 -0 3 -4 -21 -2.1 11 -10 -1.0 .476 .487 -1.3 -0.1 -13 $5,000,000 3/D
2003 31 NYM NL 125 280 -1 -0 -1 -10 -3 -15 -1.6 9 -7 -0.8 .488 .490 0.2 -1.4 3 3/7
2004 32 NYY AL 106 283 -2 0 -0 -2 -4 -8 -0.8 11 2 0.2 .492 .495 0.4 -0.5 4 $750,000 3/D
2005 33 ARI NL 130 393 24 -1 -1 5 -5 22 2.2 12 34 3.3 .517 .514 2.8 -0.1 29 $750,000 3/D
2006 34 ARI NL 79 147 -8 -0 -0 -4 -1 -14 -1.4 5 -10 -1.0 .482 .491 -0.6 -0.6 -6 $1,034,000 3
2007 35 ARI NL 113 245 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3 -7 -0.8 8 0 -0.0 .493 .495 0.1 -0.4 1 $1,034,000 3
2008 36 SDP NL 70 107 0 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 $900,000 /D3
2008 36 ARI NL 38 77 -2 -0 -0 -1 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -1 3
2009 37 ARI NL 36 78 -2 -0 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .484 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -1 $800,000 3
15 Seasons 1559 5120 58 -13 -8 -22 -70 -54 -4.8 184 129 12.5 .497 .499 14.4 -8.7 152 $22,287,000
DET (7 yrs) 772 3212 70 -8 -3 -10 -47 2 1.0 120 122 12.2 .500 .501 12.9 -5.1 132 $12,019,000
ARI (5 yrs) 396 940 9 -3 -3 -3 -11 -10 -1.1 29 19 1.7 .498 .501 1.9 -1.5 22 $3,618,000
NYM (1 yr) 125 280 -1 -0 -1 -10 -3 -15 -1.6 9 -7 -0.8 .488 .490 0.2 -1.4 3
BOS (1 yr) 90 298 -18 -1 -0 3 -4 -21 -2.1 11 -10 -1.0 .476 .487 -1.3 -0.1 -13 $5,000,000
SDP (1 yr) 70 107 0 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 $900,000
NYY (1 yr) 106 283 -2 0 -0 -2 -4 -8 -0.8 11 2 0.2 .492 .495 0.4 -0.5 4 $750,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 32 NYY AL ALDS MIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 32 NYY AL ALCS BOS L 5 21 21 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .143 .143 .190 .333 4 0 0 0 0 0
2007 35 ARI NL NLDS CHC W 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 35 ARI NL NLCS COL L 3 10 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .300 .333 .633 3 0 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (4 Series) 12 38 37 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .135 .158 .189 .347 7 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLDS 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 10 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .300 .333 .633 3 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALCS 5 21 21 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .143 .143 .190 .333 4 0 0 0 0 0

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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1995 DET AL 23 1B 27 27 22 231.0 274 252 18 4 25 .985 2 12 10.52 10.00 .993 9.61 9.50
1996 DET AL 24 1B 86 86 83 760.0 826 766 54 6 82 .993 -9 -14 9.71 9.53 .992 9.24 9.18 RoY-3
1996 DET AL 24 DH 12 11 RoY-3
1997 DET AL 25 1B 158 157 146 1383.2 1533 1423 100 10 131 .993 -3 -3 9.91 9.64 .992 9.31 9.23 MVP-18
1997 DET AL 25 DH 1 1 MVP-18
1998 DET AL 26 1B 142 142 126 1234.0 1380 1265 102 13 134 .991 0 0 9.97 9.63 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 DET AL 26 DH 15 15
1999 DET AL 27 1B 132 130 125 1147.2 1221 1126 85 10 111 .992 5 5 9.50 9.17 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 DET AL 27 DH 11 11
2000 DET AL 28 1B 58 58 40 472.1 537 488 45 4 49 .993 -0 -1 10.16 9.19 .993 9.37 9.26
2000 DET AL 28 DH 1 1
2001 DET AL 29 1B 78 75 46 611.2 698 647 48 3 69 .996 -5 -11 10.23 8.91 .993 9.39 9.31 AS
2001 DET AL 29 DH 42 41 AS
2002 BOS AL 30 1B 85 70 62 638.0 717 653 58 6 54 .992 3 5 10.03 8.36 .993 9.33 9.23
2002 BOS AL 30 DH 2 1
2003 NYM NL 31 1B 80 52 44 499.2 494 465 25 4 42 .992 -8 -10 -20 -24 8.83 6.13 .993 9.60 9.51
2003 NYM NL 31 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 60 0 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
2003 NYM NL 31 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 60 0 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
2004 NYY AL 32 1B 99 64 62 623.2 656 603 49 4 64 .994 1 -2 2 -4 9.41 6.59 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 NYY AL 32 DH 1 0
2005 ARI NL 33 1B 83 70 63 642.2 709 663 44 2 59 .997 3 5 5 9 9.90 8.52 .993 9.65 9.52
2005 ARI NL 33 DH 7 7
2006 ARI NL 34 1B 53 23 23 256.1 297 274 21 2 27 .993 -1 -4 -6 -19 10.36 5.57 .994 9.43 9.36
2007 ARI NL 35 1B 83 43 39 452.2 466 432 32 2 50 .996 3 -1 8 -2 9.23 5.59 .993 9.21 9.17
2008 TOT NL 36 1B 26 13 12 155.0 182 165 15 2 19 .989 3 -1 21 -7 10.45 6.92 .992 9.34 9.28
2008 SDP NL 36 DH 9 9
2008 SDP NL 36 1B 1 1 1 22.0 18 17 1 0 4 1.000 0 0 22 0 7.36 18.00 .992 9.33 9.30
2008 ARI NL 36 1B 25 12 11 133.0 164 148 14 2 15 .988 2 -1 21 -8 10.96 6.48 .992 9.34 9.28
2009 ARI NL 37 1B 21 14 11 131.0 144 128 13 3 11 .979 3 -2 24 -17 9.69 6.71 .993 9.29 9.21
15 Seasons 1B 1211 1024 904 9239.1 10134 9350 709 75 927 .993 -5 -15 -1 -6 9.80 8.31 .993 9.40 9.31
1 Season LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 60 0 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1 Season OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 60 0 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
15 Seasons TOT 1212 1024 904 9241.1 10135 9351 709 75 927 .993 -5 -15 -1 -6 9.80 8.30 .993 9.40 9.30
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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.
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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.
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  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1997 AL (18, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Slugging % s c a p y
Career  .485 (167th)

Games Played s c a p y
1997 AL  159 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1997 AL  105 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1998 AL  314 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  251 (205th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1997 AL  117 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1997 AL  93 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1997 AL  144 (5th)
1998 AL  128 (10th)
1999 AL  133 (6th)
Career  1,209 (154th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1997 AL  13 (6th)
2001 AL  10 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2005 NL  11.6 (9th)**
Career  18.1 (77th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2005 NL  4.8 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
1997 AL  1,423 (1st)
1998 AL  1,265 (2nd)
1999 AL  1,126 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  158 (1st)
1998 AL  142 (3rd)
1999 AL  132 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  1,423 (1st)
1998 AL  1,265 (2nd)
1999 AL  1,126 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  100 (4th)
1998 AL  102 (3rd)
1999 AL  85 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  10 (5th)
1998 AL  13 (2nd)
1999 AL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  131 (2nd)
1998 AL  134 (2nd)
1999 AL  111 (5th)
Career  927 (96th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1999 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1996 AL  9.71 (4th)
1997 AL  9.91 (3rd)
1998 AL  9.97 (3rd)
2002 AL  10.03 (2nd)
Career  9.80 (39th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1996 AL  9.53 (2nd)
1997 AL  9.64 (1st)
1998 AL  9.63 (2nd)
1999 AL  9.17 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  .993 (4th)
Career  .993 (85th)

             
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Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (733), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1041), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (149th), 12.5 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/14.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199624Detroit Tigers$109,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199725Detroit Tigers$260,0001997 AP survey
199826Detroit Tigers$762,5002001 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $100,000 earned bonus
199927Detroit Tigers$2,362,5002001 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $100,000 earned bonus
200028Detroit Tigers$4,062,5002001 Joint Exhibit 1
200129Detroit Tigers$4,462,5002001 Joint Exhibit 1
200230Boston Red Sox$5,000,0004/3/02 AP
200432New York Yankees$750,0004/7/04 AP
200533Arizona Diamondbacks$750,000
200634Arizona Diamondbacks$1,034,000
200735Arizona Diamondbacks$1,034,000
200836San Diego Padres$900,000
200937Arizona Diamondbacks$800,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,287,000
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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Name and misspellings: Anthony Christopher Tony Clark

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