Married.....he and his wife Sara have a
daughter named Kaylee...Graduated from Sunset (OR) High School...Attended the University of San Diego...His father, Steve Clark, was drafted out of Oregon State
University by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of
the 1965 NFL Draft.....he went on to play in the Minor
Leagues in the Red Sox organization...Enjoys fishing.
SUMMARY: Signed by the Padres to a Minor League contract and was assigned to Triple-A Portland on
8/16...contract was purchased from Portland on 9/1...made his Padres debut that night as a defensive replacement in center field...started nine games in center field overall for San Diego...hit .306 (15-for-49) with a double, two triples, six RBI, six runs scored and eight walks in 21 games for the Padres...combined to hit .262 (28-for-107) in 68 games between Los Angeles and San Diego...scored a season-high tying two runs 9/27 at MIL...RBI single plated the first of four ninth-inning runs in a 6-4 come-from-behind win 9/25 at SF...made his first start with San Diego 9/8 at COL in left field, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
FILLING IN: Started the final eight games in center field for an injured Mike Cameron...went 10-for-30 over the eight-game stretch with a double, four RBI, four runs scored and six walks, hitting safely in each of those contests.
WITH THE DODGERS: Acquired by the Dodgers along with cash considerations from the Milwaukee
Brewers in exchange for RHP Elmer Dessens on 3/26...went 13-for-58 (.224) with four doubles, five RBI, seven runs scored and six walks with the Dodgers.
WITH PORTLAND: Assigned to Portland 8/17, appearing in 14 games for the Beavers...hit .339 (20-for-59) with six doubles, eight RBI, 12 runs scored and five walks.
Batted .263 with four HR and 29 RBI in 138 games...made
106 starts (105g in CF, 1g in RF)...Tied for sixth in the National League in hit by pitch (14)...Batted leadoff (51g), eighth (39g), second (9g), ninth (4g)
and seventh (3g)...Made his first 17 starts of the season batting leadoff and
his last 31 starts batting leadoff...Batted .224 (26-for-116) through his first 37 games of the
season and .278 (83-for-299) in his last 101 games...On 4/10 was the first batter in the history of new Busch
Stadium in St. Louis (lined out off Mark Mulder)...Was one of five Brewers (Hall, Miller, Hardy & Fielder) to
homer in the fourth inning on 4/22 vs. Cincinnati.....was
the fifth time in Major League history that a team hit five
home runs in one inning.....Clark hit the third home run of
the inning...From 5/27-6/3 recorded his first of a pair of season-high
8-game hitting streaks (12-29, .414, 2rbi).....was part of a
stretch in which he hit safely in 15 of 17 games (24-56,
.429, 3rbi)...From 7/22-7/31 recorded his second 8-game hitting
streak (13-30, .433, 3rbi).....was part of a stretch during
which he hit safely in 13 of 14 games (20-48, .417, 4rbi)...Was nominated for the "Heart and Hustle Award," which
is presented by the Major League Baseball Players
Association to the player who "demonstrates a passion
for the game of baseball and best embodies the values,
spirit and tradition of the game."
Led the Brewers offense posting a .306 batting average in 145 games while hitting 13 home runs and driving in 53 runs...established career highs in average, hits, runs scored, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, sacrifice hits and hit by pitch...finished the season ranked in a three-way tie for eighth in the NL with his .306 average, ranked third in the National League to teammate Geoff Jenkins and Washington's Jose Guillen with 18 hit by pitch tied for seventh in the senior circuit with 53 multi-hit games and was seventh in the National League with a .324 home batting average...nominated for NL Player of the Week batting .435 (10-23) with 5 2B, 1 HR and 3 RBI during the week of May 2-8...established career-best 14-game hitting streak, July
21-August 4...collected multiple hits in eight games and hit .400 (24-60) during the streak...hit .369 (45-362) with three home runs and 11 RBI in
May...his 45 hits in May established a club mark for hits in May surpassing the previous mark (44) set by Don Money (1977) and equaled by Paul Molitor (1991)...placed on the disabled list Aug. 17- 25 (retroactive to August 11) with bruised ribs...tied a career-high with four hits Sept. 21 vs Chicago, his fifth, four-hit contest of the season and the ninth of his career...also collected four base hits on: May 1 vs. Cincinnati, May 5 vs. Chicago (N), May 17 at Washington and August 4 at New York (N)...hit .305 (29-95) with two home runs and 39 runs batted in with runners in scoring position...ranks fourth on the All-Time Brewers leaders list for leadoff homers with six...trails third place by two homers (Tommy Harper, eight)...belted leadoff homers on April 17 vs. St. Louis, May 17 at Washington, June 15 at Tampa Bay, July 25 vs. Arizona, August 28 vs. Atlanta and September 7 at
Set career marks this season in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, home runs, runs batted in, walks and stolen bases...hit .280 with seven homers and 46 RBI in 138 games with Milwaukee...saw action in all three outfield positions...played 123 games in right field (77 starts), 22 games in centerfield (seven starts) and three games in left field (two starts)...hit .316 with one homer and six runs batted in as a pinch hitter...collected his first career multi-home run game on April 8 at St. Louis with a pair of two-run homers...belted second career pinch hit homer off Mike Gallo on July 24 at Houston...batted .306 (19-62) with a homer and eight RBI in July...recorded a .306 average with three home runs and 23 RBI in the second half...matched career mark with four hits on September 22 vs St. Louis...third time on the season, fourth in career with four hits...also collected four hits on September 9 at Cincinnati and June 9 at Anaheim...tied career-best with four RBI September 6 at Pittsburgh & April 8 at St. Louis...hit career-best seventh
homer September 12 at Cincinnati.
In his first full season in the Majors, set career mark in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples and runs
batted in...equaled his career mark from 2001 with the Reds homering six times...began the season on the
15-Day Disabled List (placed on March 21) with a strained right groin...began a 20-day rehab assignment with
Triple A Indianapolis on April 3...played nine games batting .265 (9-34) with three doubles and three runs batted
in...ended the rehab assignment with a four-game hitting streak...returned from rehab and was reinstated
from the disabled list on April 14...played 128 games hitting .273 with six homers and 40 runs batted in...equaled a Brewers National League franchise record scoring four runs on September 3 vs Cincinnati...set
personal marks with four hits on July 26 at Colorado and two stolen bases on July 23 vs Houston...equaled
career-highs with three runs batted in on August 20 vs Philadelphia and a six-game hitting streak from August 5-
10...led the team with 10 pinch-hits (.286, 10-35), seven pinch-hit RBI and seven sacrifice flies...hit .276
with runners in scoring position and .326 with runners in scoring position with two outs...batted .300 or better
in three months hitting .333 (5-15) in April, .385 (20-52) in July and .350 (21-60) in August.
Played for Cincinnati and New York (N) along with Triple A Louisville...opened the season with the Reds
and had a pinch-hit RBI single and a stolen base on April 1 in his first game...had two RBI on April 25 vs Colorado
and May 18 at St. Louis...optioned to Triple A Louisville on June 2...had a seven-game hitting streak from
June 4 (#2)-11 batting .467 (14-30) with a home run and eight RBI...fashioned three-hit games on June 6 vs
Pawtucket and June 11 vs Scranton-Wilkes Barre...placed on the disabled list from June 20-July 10 with a
strained right hamstring...had multi-hit games in 13 of his 25 appearances at Louisville...recalled by the
Reds on July 19...played in 17 more games with Cincinnati batting .138 before being optioned back to Louisville
on August 8...placed on the Triple A disabled list from August 22 to August 28 with blurred vision...played in
five games with Louisville after coming off the disabled list and hit .333...traded to the Mets on September 11
as a player to be named later to complete an earlier trade that sent pitcher Shawn Estes and cash to the Reds on
August 15...scored a run as a pinch-runner in his first appearance as a Met on September 11 at Atlanta...had
a season-best three hit game in his last game of the season on September 28 vs Atlanta.
Established career highs in almost every statistical category during two stints with the Reds...made 18
starts, including 13 starts in LF, three starts in RF and two starts in CF...was one of the National League's best
pinch hitters (.271, 1 HR, 8 RBI)...as a pinch hitter led the club with 13 hits, 48 at bats and eight RBI...his
48 pinch-hit at bats were a Reds club rookie record (Dick Sipek, 45, 1945)...his 13 pinch hits were the most by
any Major League rookie since 1997 (NYM's Matt Franco, 19)...made his most dramatic pinch-hit appearance in
the bottom of the ninth inning of the 6-5 victory vs Cubs on September 18, when he singled off Kyle Farnsworth
to drive in the tying and winning runs...began the season at Triple A Louisville...recalled on April 30 . . .
from May 1-3. appeared in three games for the Reds, all as a pinch hitter and then returned to Louisville on May
3...appeared in 28 more games for Louisville (.289, 2hr, 10rbi) before he was recalled for the remainder of the
season on June 4...on June 10 at Cleveland, made his first career start, played LF and went 1-for-5 with a run
scored...on June 13 at Chicago (A), hit his first career homer, a leadoff blast off Mark Buehrle...on June 19
vs Milwaukee, hit his first career pinch-hit homer, a three-run shot off Brandon Kolb...from June 5-13 had a
career-high six-game hitting streak (.353, solo HR) that included three pinch hits.
Made his Major League debut in only his fourth professional season...was promoted on September 2...spent the minor league season at Triple A Louisville...led the International League with 41 doubles and 63
extra-base hits...in the International League, he was tied for third with 90 runs scored, fourth with 72 walks,
fifth with a .397 on-base percentage and tied for 10th in hitting...his 41 doubles ranked tied for 10th among
all minor league batters...made his Major League debut on September 3 vs Montreal (pinch hit and grounded
out)...on September 13 vs Cubs doubled off Felix Heredia for his first Major League hit...on September 30
at St. Louis recorded his first career RBI with a two-run single off Luther Hackman...played for Grand Canyon
in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the AFL's All-Prospect Team after hitting .303 with 18 RBI and four
steals in 31 games...ranked ninth in the AFL in hitting.
Was named Southern League Most Valuable Player as
he batted .326 with 17 HR, 75 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 138 games at Double-A Chattanooga...Became the first player in Chattanooga history to be
named MVP and win the league's batting title...Led the league in batting average and total bases (261)
and ranked among the league leaders in runs (2nd, 103),
hits (2nd, 165), on-base percentage (2nd, .425), walks
(T2nd, 89), extra-base hits (T3rd, 58) and slugging percentage
(5th, .516)...Was named to the Topps Double-A All-Star Team.