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Will Clark

William Nuschler Clark (The Thrill)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 13, 1964 in New Orleans, LA
High School: Jesuit HS (New Orleans, LA)
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1986 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Rangers/Orioles/Cardinals 1986-2000
Agents: Jeff Moorad [*]
Final Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 36)
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Standard Fielding

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
1986 SFG NL 22 1B 102 98 92 882.2 1025 942 72 11 76 .989 2 3 10.34 9.94 .992 9.94 9.95 RoY-5
1987 SFG NL 23 1B 139 133 115 1196.2 1369 1253 103 13 130 .991 -1 -1 10.20 9.76 .991 9.88 9.83 MVP-5
1988 SFG NL 24 1B 158 157 140 1369.1 1608 1492 104 12 126 .993 0 0 10.49 10.10 .991 9.96 9.98 AS,MVP-5
1989 SFG NL 25 1B 158 157 144 1374.0 1566 1445 111 10 117 .994 9 8 10.19 9.85 .992 9.75 9.76 AS,MVP-2,SS
1990 SFG NL 26 1B 153 152 141 1337.1 1587 1456 119 12 118 .992 -3 -2 10.60 10.29 .992 9.59 9.53 AS
1991 SFG NL 27 1B 144 143 128 1234.1 1387 1273 110 4 115 .997 1 1 10.08 9.60 .992 9.79 9.75 AS,MVP-4,GG,SS
1992 SFG NL 28 1B 141 141 128 1230.0 1390 1275 105 10 130 .993 -3 -3 10.10 9.79 .993 9.75 9.76 AS
1993 SFG NL 29 1B 129 129 113 1113.1 1180 1078 88 14 113 .988 -7 -7 9.43 9.04 .992 9.68 9.61
1994 TEX AL 30 1B 107 106 100 920.0 1051 968 73 10 87 .990 -3 -3 10.18 9.73 .992 9.57 9.49 AS,MVP-15
1994 TEX AL 30 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-15
1995 TEX AL 31 1B 122 122 111 1058.1 1171 1076 88 7 125 .994 1 1 9.90 9.54 .993 9.61 9.50
1995 TEX AL 31 DH 1 1
1996 TEX AL 32 1B 117 116 98 994.2 1033 956 73 4 90 .996 4 5 9.31 8.79 .992 9.24 9.18
1997 TEX AL 33 1B 100 98 92 848.0 946 880 62 4 86 .996 8 11 10.00 9.42 .992 9.31 9.23
1997 TEX AL 33 DH 7 6
1998 TEX AL 34 1B 134 133 121 1147.1 1165 1079 73 13 112 .989 -5 -5 9.04 8.60 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 TEX AL 34 DH 15 15
1999 BAL AL 35 1B 63 62 55 532.1 620 575 42 3 54 .995 -2 -4 10.43 9.79 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 BAL AL 35 DH 3 3
2000 TOT MLB 36 1B 122 117 106 1011.0 1027 947 71 9 92 .991 -0 -0 9.06 8.34 .993 9.32 9.22
2000 BAL AL 36 1B 72 71 67 607.1 633 583 44 6 58 .991 -1 -2 9.29 8.71 .993 9.37 9.26
2000 BAL AL 36 DH 6 6
2000 STL NL 36 1B 50 46 39 403.2 394 364 27 3 34 .992 0 1 8.72 7.82 .992 9.25 9.16
15 Seasons 1B 1889 1864 1684 16249.1 18125 16695 1294 136 1571 .992 2 0 9.96 9.52 .992 9.64 9.59
15 Seasons TOT 1889 1864 1684 16249.1 18125 16695 1294 136 1571 .992 2 0 9.96 9.52 .992 9.64 9.59
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1986 SFG NL 22 1B 2 3 2 1 2 0
1987 SFG NL 23 1B -1 -1 -2 -2 0 1
1988 SFG NL 24 1B 0 0 1 6 -4 -1
1989 SFG NL 25 1B 9 8 8 5 3 1
1990 SFG NL 26 1B -3 -2 -4 -2 -1 1
1991 SFG NL 27 1B 1 1 1 -1 2 0
1992 SFG NL 28 1B -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 0
1993 SFG NL 29 1B -7 -7 -7 -5 -2 0
1994 TEX AL 30 1B -3 -3 -3 -1 -1 0
1995 TEX AL 31 1B 1 1 1 2 -2 0
1996 TEX AL 32 1B 4 5 5 7 -1 -1
1997 TEX AL 33 1B 8 11 8 3 5 0
1998 TEX AL 34 1B -5 -5 -5 -3 -1 0
1999 BAL AL 35 1B -2 -4 -2 0 -2 0
2000 BAL AL 36 1B -1 -2 0 1 -1 -1
2000 STL NL 36 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 1B 2 0 2 8 -5 0
15 Seasons TOT 2 0 2 8 -5 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1986 SFG NL 22 111 99 111 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1987 SFG NL 23 150 133 150 139 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
1988 SFG NL 24 162 157 162 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1989 SFG NL 25 159 157 159 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1990 SFG NL 26 154 152 154 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1991 SFG NL 27 148 143 148 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1992 SFG NL 28 144 141 144 141 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1993 SFG NL 29 132 129 132 129 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1994 TEX AL 30 110 107 110 107 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
1995 TEX AL 31 123 123 123 122 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1996 TEX AL 32 117 116 117 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1997 TEX AL 33 110 104 110 100 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0
1998 TEX AL 34 149 148 149 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0
1999 BAL AL 35 77 65 77 63 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 0
2000 BAL AL 36 79 77 79 72 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0
2000 STL NL 36 51 46 51 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 Seasons 1976 1897 1976 1888 0 0 1888 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 68 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1986 SFG NL 22 3701 54% 78% 31% 252 92% 4 947 52 881 15 124 70 44 12 2 3 11 3 7 1 7 78 1 0 3 72 4 6 2 4 20 80%
1987 SFG NL 23 5047 55% 79% 30% 299 93% 5 1263 75 1155 33 113 99 66 17 3 2 13 4 9 0 7 133 6 3 0 119 12 14 1 13 21 81%
1988 SFG NL 24 5662 59% 82% 35% 368 94% 4 1489 96 1371 20 157 103 74 14 1 1 12 2 8 2 9 127 3 0 0 117 4 10 6 3 30 93%
1989 SFG NL 25 5711 53% 82% 33% 391 94% 1 1448 112 1312 20 158 111 77 19 3 4 10 0 9 1 8 120 6 1 1 109 10 10 2 8 33 88%
1990 SFG NL 26 5752 52% 82% 34% 365 94% 5 1461 94 1330 34 154 120 69 22 3 8 12 1 9 2 11 118 5 4 0 109 11 7 1 6 32 91%
1991 SFG NL 27 5259 57% 80% 33% 358 90% 2 1274 103 1138 30 129 111 65 23 0 4 4 1 1 2 2 115 2 1 3 107 6 8 1 7 33 91%
1992 SFG NL 28 5136 55% 80% 33% 317 91% 2 1276 94 1165 17 111 105 69 13 2 8 10 0 3 7 5 130 4 1 1 118 6 11 3 8 21 95%
1993 SFG NL 29 4609 59% 79% 32% 281 91% 0 1081 92 974 16 95 86 58 11 1 6 14 4 6 4 8 115 1 1 0 102 4 12 3 8 20 80%
1994 TEX AL 30 4122 60% 79% 36% 224 91% 2 965 57 894 14 82 74 55 12 1 2 12 4 7 1 7 87 0 2 2 81 4 6 1 4 8 88%
1995 TEX AL 31 4601 55% 78% 33% 235 94% 1 1074 66 985 17 80 86 59 14 2 3 7 0 6 1 6 124 3 2 0 118 7 5 2 2 13 77%
1996 TEX AL 32 4352 53% 78% 31% 254 93% 2 955 71 855 19 105 74 46 16 2 3 4 0 3 1 3 90 0 0 1 83 2 6 3 3 6 67%
1997 TEX AL 33 3754 57% 79% 32% 209 95% 1 878 71 783 16 73 61 43 11 0 4 4 1 2 1 2 86 0 0 2 78 5 6 2 4 4 75%
1998 TEX AL 34 5059 53% 79% 31% 306 79% 1 1077 82 982 11 101 73 52 9 4 3 13 4 8 1 8 112 0 0 4 97 7 15 6 9 9 67%
1999 BAL AL 35 2341 54% 76% 34% 131 90% 0 575 30 538 8 51 42 31 7 1 3 3 1 2 0 2 54 1 0 1 51 3 3 0 3 7 86%
2000 BAL AL 36 2759 55% 77% 29% 155 97% 1 581 42 533 6 69 42 33 5 1 3 6 0 6 0 4 58 0 0 1 48 1 10 2 8 9 100%
2000 STL NL 36 1715 57% 77% 28% 99 96% 1 367 33 330 4 36 26 23 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 34 0 0 0 29 0 5 1 4 4 75%
15 Seasons 69580 56% 80% 32% 4244 92% 32 16711 1170 15226 280 1638 1283 864 208 26 60 138 25 89 24 91 1581 32 15 19 1438 86 134 36 94 270 86%
MLB Averages 58% 79% 32% 93% 85%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2006 BBWAA ( 4.4%)

All-Star Games
1988 (1B)
1989 (1B)
1990 (1B)
1991 (1B)
1992 *
1994 *

Awards (yr lg award)
1989 NL NLCS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1987 NL (5, 38%)
1988 NL (5, 40%)
1989 NL (2, 67%)
1991 NL (4, 35%)
1994 AL (15, 4%)
1.84 Career Shares (112th)

Gold Gloves
1991 NL (1B)

Silver Sluggers
1989 NL (1B)
1991 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Putoutss c a p y
1987 NL  1,253 (5th)
1988 NL  1,492 (1st)
1989 NL  1,445 (1st)
1990 NL  1,456 (1st)
1991 NL  1,273 (4th)
1992 NL  1,275 (4th)
1994 AL  968 (1st)
Career  16,695 (30th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1988 NL  158 (1st)
1989 NL  158 (3rd)
1990 NL  153 (2nd)
1991 NL  144 (5th)
1994 AL  107 (2nd)
Career  1,889 (29th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1987 NL  1,253 (5th)
1988 NL  1,492 (1st)
1989 NL  1,445 (1st)
1990 NL  1,456 (1st)
1991 NL  1,273 (4th)
1992 NL  1,275 (4th)
1994 AL  968 (1st)
Career  16,695 (30th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1987 NL  103 (4th)
1988 NL  104 (3rd)
1989 NL  111 (4th)
1990 NL  119 (2nd)
1991 NL  110 (3rd)
1992 NL  105 (5th)
1994 AL  73 (2nd)
Career  1,294 (21st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  11 (3rd)
1987 NL  13 (4th)
1988 NL  12 (5th)
1989 NL  10 (5th)
1990 NL  12 (2nd)
1992 NL  10 (3rd)
1993 NL  14 (4th)
1994 AL  10 (1st)
1995 AL  7 (4th)
1998 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  136 (68th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1987 NL  130 (1st)
1988 NL  126 (1st)
1989 NL  117 (2nd)
1990 NL  118 (1st)
1991 NL  115 (1st)
1992 NL  130 (1st)
1993 NL  113 (5th)
1994 AL  87 (3rd)
1995 AL  125 (2nd)
1998 AL  112 (5th)
Career  1,571 (17th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1989 NL  9 (1st)
1996 AL  4 (4th)
1997 AL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1986 NL  10.34 (3rd)
1987 NL  10.20 (4th)
1988 NL  10.49 (1st)
1989 NL  10.19 (3rd)
1990 NL  10.60 (1st)
1991 NL  10.08 (4th)
1992 NL  10.10 (3rd)
1994 AL  10.18 (4th)
1997 AL  10.00 (2nd)
Career  9.96 (26th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1986 NL  9.94 (2nd)
1987 NL  9.76 (2nd)
1988 NL  10.10 (1st)
1989 NL  9.85 (1st)
1990 NL  10.29 (1st)
1991 NL  9.60 (3rd)
1992 NL  9.79 (2nd)
1994 AL  9.73 (5th)
1995 AL  9.54 (4th)
1997 AL  9.42 (2nd)
Career  9.52 (97th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1987 NL  .991 (5th)
1988 NL  .993 (4th)
1989 NL  .994 (4th)
1990 NL  .992 (5th)
1991 NL  .997 (1st)
1995 AL  .994 (5th)
1996 AL  .996 (2nd)
Career  .992 (91st)

Salary s c a p y
1990 NL  $2,250,000 (2nd)
1991 NL  $3,750,000 (2nd)
1992 NL  $4,275,000 (8th)
1993 NL  $4,750,000 (8th)

                                         

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