Earl Clark

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Bailey Earl Clark

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Earl Clark spent nine active seasons in professional baseball from 1926 to 1934. He spent practically all of his first two seasons (1926-27) in the minor leagues with the Richmond Colts of the class B Virginia League before making his major league debut with the Boston Braves on August 17, 1927. Earl spent three full seasons in the major leagues with the Braves Field club, 1929, 1930 and 1932 and was with the same club for three partial seasons, 1928, 1931 and 1933, until being dealt to the St. Louis Browns in 1934. The outfielder ended his major league career in 1934 after appearing in 293 games with 240 base-hits in 826 at-bats for a big league career batting average of .291.

Clark spent six seasons in the minor leagues with eight teams in four leagues. Earl's best numbers came early on in his minor league career when he hit at a .386 clip with 16 home runs in 394 at-bats for the Richmond Colts of the Virginia League in 1927. Earl finished out his minor league career in 1934 having appeared in 412 games with a minor league career batting average of .320.

Earl had just retired from baseball to take a job with the FBI when he was killed when his car was hit by a streetcar. He died on January 16, 1938 at the Garfield Hospital in Washington, DC. He was Interred at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Bailey Earl Clark was 30 years of age.

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