Jack Clark Stats

Jack Clark was born on Thursday, November 10, 1955, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. Clark was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1975, with the San Francisco Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jack Clark baseball stats page.

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"I have two goals. The first is to play in the World Series and the second is to hit .400. And I think I'll do both - someday." - Jack Clark in 100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Bill Chastain, Triumph Books, April 2015, Page 129)

Jack Clark

Jack 'The Ripper' Clark Autograph on a 2012 Upper Deck SP Baseball Card (#7)

Jack 'The Ripper' Clark Autograph on a 2012 Upper Deck SP Baseball Card (#7)

Birth Name:
Jack Anthony Clark
Nickname:
The Ripper
Born On:
11-10-1955  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Gladstone High School (Covina, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-12-1975 (Age 19)
Last Game:
08-28-1992
Draft:
1973 : 13th Round (294th)

Jack Clark

Jack Clark Pitching Stats

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Jack Clark

Jack Clark Hitting Stats

1975 20 Giants 8 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 .235 .263 .235
1976 21 Giants 26 102 14 23 6 2 2 0 10 8 0 18 3 2 0 0 .225 .277 .382
1977 22 Giants 136 413 64 104 17 4 13 1 51 49 2 73 1 3 2 7 .252 .332 .407
1978 23 Giants 156 592 90 181 46 8 25 1 98 50 8 72 3 9 3 15 .306 .358 .537
1979 24 Giants 143 527 84 144 25 2 26 0 86 63 6 95 1 6 1 9 .273 .348 .476
1980 25 Giants 127 437 77 124 20 8 22 1 82 74 13 52 1 10 2 12 .284 .382 .517
1981 26 Giants 99 385 60 103 19 2 17 0 53 45 6 45 0 6 1 12 .268 .341 .460
1982 27 Giants 157 563 90 154 30 3 27 1 103 90 7 91 0 5 1 20 .274 .372 .481
1983 28 Giants 135 492 82 132 25 0 20 1 66 74 6 79 0 7 1 14 .268 .361 .441
1984 29 Giants 57 203 33 65 9 1 11 0 44 43 7 29 0 3 0 9 .320 .434 .537
1985 30 Cardinals 126 442 71 124 26 3 22 0 87 83 14 88 0 5 2 10 .281 .393 .502
1986 31 Cardinals 65 232 34 55 12 2 9 0 23 45 4 61 0 1 1 4 .237 .362 .422
1987 32 Cardinals 131 419 93 120 23 1 35 1 106 136 13 139 0 3 0 5 .286 .459 .597
1988 33 Yankees 150 496 81 120 14 0 27 0 93 113 6 141 0 5 2 14 .242 .381 .433
1989 34 Padres 142 455 76 110 19 1 26 1 94 132 18 145 0 5 1 10 .242 .410 .459
1990 35 Padres 115 334 59 89 12 1 25 0 62 104 11 91 0 2 2 12 .266 .441 .533
1991 36 Red Sox 140 481 75 120 18 1 28 2 87 96 3 133 0 5 3 17 .249 .374 .466
1992 37 Red Sox 81 257 32 54 11 0 5 0 33 56 3 87 0 5 2 4 .210 .350 .311
18 Years 1,994 6,847 1,118 1,826 332 39 340 9 1,180 1,262 127 1,441 9 83 24 174 .267 .379 .476

Jack Clark

Jack Clark Fielding Stats

1975 Giants 3B 2 0 15 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1975 Giants CF 2 1 42 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1975 Giants LF 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1975 Giants RF 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Giants CF 20 20 465 56 2.8 55 52 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 3.19
1976 Giants LF 4 1 51 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.53
1976 Giants RF 8 5 150 14 1.8 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.52
1977 Giants CF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1977 Giants RF 113 93 2,718 244 2.2 238 227 11 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.36
1978 Giants RF 152 150 3,990 350 2.3 344 328 16 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.33
1979 Giants 3B 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1979 Giants LF 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1979 Giants RF 140 134 3,530 275 2.0 270 258 12 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.07
1980 Giants RF 120 120 3,190 244 2.0 236 229 7 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.00
1981 Giants RF 98 97 2,618 207 2.1 202 188 14 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.08
1982 Giants RF 155 152 4,034 299 1.9 293 283 10 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.96
1983 Giants 1B 2 2 48 16 8.0 16 13 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1983 Giants RF 133 132 3,487 279 2.1 270 252 18 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.09
1984 Giants 1B 4 4 81 33 8.3 32 26 6 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 10.67
1984 Giants RF 54 52 1,397 98 1.8 97 96 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 1.87
1985 Cardinals 1B 121 120 3,130 1,196 9.9 1,182 1,116 66 14 102 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.20
1985 Cardinals RF 12 4 147 11 0.9 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1986 Cardinals 1B 64 64 1,759 661 10.3 658 623 35 3 66 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.10
1987 Cardinals 1B 126 125 3,317 1,242 9.9 1,228 1,151 77 14 116 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.00
1987 Cardinals RF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1988 Yankees 1B 10 10 252 101 10.1 98 91 7 3 8 n/a n/a n/a .970 10.50
1988 Yankees LF 5 5 120 10 2.0 8 8 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.80
1988 Yankees RF 14 14 342 30 2.1 30 29 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1989 Padres 1B 131 129 3,287 1,238 9.5 1,223 1,135 88 15 99 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.05
1989 Padres RF 12 12 291 24 2.0 24 23 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.23
1990 Padres 1B 110 104 2,666 930 8.5 924 855 69 6 72 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.36
1992 Red Sox 1B 13 12 291 120 9.2 119 111 8 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.04
RF Totals 1,013 967 25,924 2,076 2.0 2,030 1,939 91 46 24 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.11
1B Totals 581 570 14,831 5,537 9.5 5,480 5,121 359 57 475 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.98
CF Totals 23 22 531 62 2.7 61 58 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.10
LF Totals 12 7 201 14 1.2 12 12 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.61
3B Totals 4 0 27 3 0.8 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
17 Years 1,633 1,566 41,514 7,692 4.7 7,586 7,132 454 106 500 n/a n/a n/a .986 4.93

Jack Clark

Jack Clark Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Giants 1 0 1.000 4 1 n/a 0.0 8.5 8.5 - - -
1976 Giants 6 2 .750 0 0 n/a 51.0 5.7 10.2 - - -
1977 Giants 12 4 .750 34 0 n/a 31.8 5.7 8.1 - - -
1978 Giants 15 11 .577 6 0 n/a 23.7 8.2 6.0 - - -
1979 Giants 11 8 .579 2 3 n/a 20.3 5.5 6.1 - - -
1980 Giants 2 5 .286 6 1 n/a 19.9 8.4 5.3 - - -
1981 Giants 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 22.6 8.6 7.3 - - -
1982 Giants 6 9 .400 4 0 n/a 20.9 6.2 5.5 - - -
1983 Giants 5 3 .625 1 0 n/a 24.6 6.2 7.5 - - -
1984 Giants 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 18.5 7.0 4.6 - - -
1985 Cardinals 1 4 .200 1 0 n/a 20.1 5.0 5.1 - - -
1986 Cardinals 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 25.8 3.8 10.1 - - -
1987 Cardinals 1 2 .333 5 0 n/a 12.0 3.0 4.0 - - -
1988 Yankees 3 2 .600 14 0 112 18.4 3.5 5.3 - - -
1989 Padres 6 2 .750 1 0 n/a 17.5 3.1 4.8 - - -
1990 Padres 4 3 .571 8 0 n/a 13.4 3.7 5.4 - - -
1991 Red Sox 0 2 .000 6 0 135 17.2 3.6 5.5 - - -
1992 Red Sox 1 1 .500 7 0 64 51.4 3.0 7.8 - - -
18 Years 77 61 .558 103 5 311 20.1 4.8 5.8 - - -

Jack Clark

Jack Clark Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 San Francisco Giants 15 $15,000.00 - -
1976 San Francisco Giants 22 $19,000.00 - -
1977 San Francisco Giants 22 $25,000.00 - -
1978 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined Stats -
1979 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined Stats -
1980 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined - -
1981 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined - -
1982 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined - -
1984 San Francisco Giants 22 Undetermined - -
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 22 $1,555,000.00 Stats Stats
1986 St. Louis Cardinals 22 $1,300,000.00 - -
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 22 $1,300,000.00 Stats -
1988 New York Yankees 6 , 21 , 33 $1,500,000.00 - -
1989 San Diego Padres 25 $2,000,000.00 - -
1990 San Diego Padres 00 , 25 $2,000,000.00 - -
1991 Boston Red Sox 25 $2,900,000.00 - -
1992 Boston Red Sox 25 $2,900,000.00 - -
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Jack Clark was one of the most respected sluggers of his era, collecting 20-or-more home runs across 11 of his 18 seasons (1978-80, 1982-83, 1985, 1987-91). During that span (1978-91), The Ripper hit 320 homers, sixth most in the majors, behind Dale Murphy (394 HRs), Mike Schmidt (379 HRs), Eddie Murray (371 HRs), Andre Dawson (358 HRs) & Dave Winfield (330 HRs).

When Jack Clark won his second Silver Slugger Award in 1987, he broke the team-record for most Silver Sluggers won by a St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, eclipsing one-time recipient Keith Kernandez (1980), and George Hendrick (1981). Twenty-one years later, a Giant first baseman finally tied The Ripper, winning his second in 2008, then broke the mark a year later when he won his third - do you remember who it was? [ Answer ]

Did you know that when Jack Clark walked to first base, a National League leading 132 two times in 1989, he set a still unbroken San Diego Padres single season record for most bases on balls, breaking the mark set previously by Gene Tenace , who had 125 bases on balls in 1977?
[ Year by Year Leaders for Bases on Balls / MLB Sortable Padres' Stats ]

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