Mel Clark Stats

Mel Clark was born on Monday, July 7, 1924, in Letart, West Virginia. Clark was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1951, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Mel Clark baseball stats page.

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Mel Clark

Mel Clark Autograph on a 1983 Reprint (#67)

Mel Clark Autograph on a 1983 Reprint (#67)

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Birth Name:
Melvin Earl Clark
Nickname:
Mel
Born On:
07-07-1924  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Letart, West Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-01-2014 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
West Columbia, West Virginia
Cemetery:
Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, West Virginia
High School:
Wahama High School (Mason, WV)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-11-1951 (Age 27)
Last Game:
05-01-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable

Mel Clark

Mel Clark Pitching Stats

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Mel Clark

Mel Clark Hitting Stats

1951 27 Phillies 10 31 2 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .323 .323 .452
1952 28 Phillies 47 155 20 52 6 4 1 1 15 6 - 13 5 - 1 4 .335 .364 .445
1953 29 Phillies 60 198 31 59 10 4 0 0 19 11 - 17 2 - 1 10 .298 .338 .389
1954 30 Phillies 83 233 26 56 9 7 1 0 24 17 - 21 5 1 0 13 .240 .291 .352
1955 31 Phillies 10 32 3 5 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 .156 .229 .250
1957 33 Tigers 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
6 Years 215 656 82 182 29 15 3 1 63 37 0 61 12 1 2 30 .277 .318 .381

Mel Clark

Mel Clark Fielding Stats

1951 Phillies LF 1 1 30 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1951 Phillies RF 6 6 138 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1952 Phillies 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1952 Phillies LF 12 10 261 26 2.2 26 25 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.69
1952 Phillies RF 27 26 687 262 9.7 262 258 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.30
1953 Phillies LF 1 1 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1953 Phillies RF 51 48 1,227 106 2.1 105 104 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.31
1954 Phillies LF 20 19 552 46 2.3 44 39 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.15
1954 Phillies RF 42 33 912 79 1.9 77 73 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.28
1955 Phillies RF 8 8 214 19 2.4 19 17 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
1957 Tigers LF 2 1 27 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
RF Totals 134 121 3,178 475 3.5 472 461 11 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .994 4.01
LF Totals 36 32 885 80 2.2 78 72 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.38
3B Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
6 Years 171 153 4,069 556 3.3 551 533 18 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .991 3.66

Mel Clark

Mel Clark Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Phillies 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 31.0 10.3 10.3 - - -
1952 Phillies 2 1 .667 9 1 n/a 155.0 11.9 10.3 - - -
1953 Phillies 1 0 1.000 10 1 n/a 0.0 11.6 10.4 - - -
1954 Phillies 0 1 .000 24 1 n/a 233.0 11.1 9.7 - - -
1955 Phillies 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 32.0 - - -
1957 Tigers 0 0 .000 3 1 n/a 0.0 2.3 7.0 - - -
6 Years 3 3 .500 51 4 n/a 218.7 10.8 10.4 - - -

Mel Clark

Mel Clark Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Philadelphia Phillies 37 $3,300.00 - -
1952 Philadelphia Phillies 16 $4,200.00 - -
1953 Philadelphia Phillies 16 $7,500.00 - -
1954 Philadelphia Phillies 16 $9,000.00 - -
1955 Philadelphia Phillies 16 $9,000.00 - -
1957 Detroit Tigers 12 $9,500.00 - -
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