Phil Clark (clarkph02)
Phillip Benjamin Clark
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Crockett (TX) High School
- Debut May 27, 1992
- Final Game April 30, 1996
- Born May 6, 1968 in Crockett, TX USA
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.
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.