Phil Clark (clarkph02)

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Phillip Benjamin Clark

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Biographical Information[edit]

Phil Clark had an impressive debut in the majors in 1992 when he hit .407 in 23 games with the Detroit Tigers. In 1993, now playing for the San Diego Padres, he continued to do well as he hit .313/.345/.496 in 240 at-bats.

Clark had played in the Tigers' minor league organization from 1986-1992, hitting .332 in the rookie league and then usually hitting a bit under .300 at higher levels. Later, he was back at Pawtucket in 1996, and did well, hitting .325 and slugging .531.

He went over to Japan in 1997, and teamed with Tuffy Rhodes on the Kintetsu Buffaloes. He hit well, finishing second in the league in batting that year and second in the league in homers in 1998.

Clark was a coach for the GCL Indians in 2007-2008, Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2009, Lake County Captains in 2010, Kinston Indians in 2011, Columbus Clippers in 2012-2013 and Mahoning Valley again in 2014. Clark moved to the Detroit Tigers' chain as a coach for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2015 and Erie SeaWolves in 2016-2017. In 2018, he was named assistant hitting coach of the major league Tigers.

Clark is the brother of Jerald Clark and minor league shortstop Isaiah Clark.

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