Clark Crist brings 41 years of professional baseball experience to the helm of the River Turtles. From 2015-20, Crist served as a National Junior College Cross Checker for the Arizona Diamondbacks, overseeing all junior college prospects in the country for the club. He has also served as a scout for various other Major League Baseball teams since 1985, including the Houston Astros (1985-92), Boston Red Sox (1992-94), Cleveland Indians (1994-95), New York Mets (1995-97), St. Louis Cardinals (1997-2006) and the Cincinnati Reds (2006-15). Additionally, Crist played collegiate baseball at the University of Arizona, where he was the starting shortstop for the 1980 team that put together 19 late-inning comebacks en route to being crowned national champions. The team also set the all-time school record for stolen bases with 135 throughout the season. After his time at Arizona, Crist was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 14th round of the 1980 MLB June Amateur Draft and spent four seasons in Minor League Baseball, eventually serving as a player-coach for the Mariners Double-A affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts, from 1982-85.
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