Bobby Clack

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Robert Suter Clack
(Gentlemanly Bob)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 153 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bobby Clack played in the National Association and the new National League but never managed to hit over .200.

He was on the 1877 Binghamton Cricket baseball team and the 1878 Utica team, both times as a teammate of John Richmond and Pop Smith.

One fan put him on "The All-Onomatopoeic Team" with players such as Eric Plunk and Elmer Klumpp.

The book Stand and Deliver: A History of Pinch-Hitting says that Clack may have been the first pinch-hitter in the National League on May 13, 1876. In addition to his playing record in 1876, he umpired five games.

Sporting Life in 1909 reported that Clack had for many years been a resident of Massachusetts, and that he looked hale and hearty. Clack went on to live a long life, dying in 1933.

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