Anthony (Tony) Christopher Clark...he and his wife, Frances, and children, Kiara (9/20/94), Jazzin (9/15/97) and Aeneas (3/7/02), make their home in Peoria, AZ...a 1990 graduate of Christian High School in El Cajon, CA, where he earned All-American and Academic All-American honors in baseball and basketball...amassed a then-San Diego-area high school basketball record with 2,549 career points while averaging 43.7 points per game his senior year en route to a state scoring title...also broke Bill Walton's San Diego high school single-season scoring record with 1,337 points as a senior...had previously attended Valhalla High School in El Cajon where he also starred in basketball and baseball...went on to play basketball at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, where he was the Aztecs top scorer with 11.5 points per game in 1991-92.
Played in 38 games for the D-backs during the second-half of the season after being
acquired from the San Diego Padres on July 17 for minor league pitcher Evan Scribner...Saw action in 17 of the D-backs' 23 games, including 6 starts at first base, from July 18-
Aug. 10 prior to the team trading for Adam Dunn on Aug. 11...appeared in only 21 of
the club's final 44 games, including 6 starts at first base, after Aug. 12...Hit a 2-run homer on July 23 vs. Chicago Cubs, his first hit after returning to Arizona...Went a season-best 3-for-3 and reached base in all 5 plate appearances on Aug. 15 at
Houston, equalling the most hits since he had 3 on Sept. 21, 2007 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers...Made his only start at first base with San Diego on April 17 vs. Colorado...played all 22
innings of the game, going 1-for-8 with a walk...With the Padres, hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead, 3-run home run off the Mets' Billy Wagner
in the eighth inning on June 8 vs. New York...it was his 11th career pinch-hit homer and
first since June 19, 2007 vs. Tampa Bay for Arizona.
SUMMARY: Hit .249 (55-for-221) with five doubles, a triple, 17 home runs, 51 RBI and 31 runs scored in 113 games with the Diamondbacks...went 8-for-32 (.250) in 36 pinch-hit appearances
with a double, three home runs, 10 RBI and four walks...posted a .996 fielding percentage in 452.2 innings (83 games/43 starts) at first base...appeared in the first four games as a pinch- hitter before making his first start of the season on 4/7 at WSH, going 3-for-4 with an RBI...was 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI vs. COL on 4/15...it was the 22nd time he has collected two or more home runs in a game...went deep twice again on 4/26 vs. SD as part of a 2-for-4 night with three RBI...collected eight RBI in four games between 5/19-25...matched his season high with three hits on 7/14 vs. SD, hitting his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot off Chris Young...at the time, Young had only allowed four homers and three of them were to Clark...tied his career high with five RBI on 9/1 against COL, connecting for his 12th home run of the season, a three-run shot off Ramon Ortiz...had an RBI triple on 9/2 vs. COL, his 11th career triple and first since 9/4/05...hit three home runs and collected nine RBI from 9/1-7, a span of five games.
IN A PINCH: Hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit home run on 5/8 vs. PHI...connected for his second pinch-hit homer of the season on 5/19 at PIT, a grand slam off Marty McLeary to tie the game...it was the third pinch-hit grand slam in D-backs franchise history (Tony Womack in 1999 and David Dellucci in 2001)...also the third grand slam of his career...knocked a pinch-hit home run on 6/19 vs. TB, a two-run shot to tie the game with one out in the ninth inning...the D-backs would win the game, 10-8, in extra-innings.
Clark was bothered by a right shoulder injury throughout much of the season, and he spent five weeks on the disabled list. The injury was a main reason for his .197 average in 132 at-bats. The injury ended his season two weeks early, as he underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his shoulder. He is expected to be healthy for Spring Training.
Signed to be a pinch-hitter, he was the team's MVP and became starter at first base. ... Hit 31 homers including a pair of two-homer games. ... Became second player in club history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. ... Hit in 11 straight games from May 25-June 7.
Tony collected 16 home runs and 49 RBI while batting .221 (56-for-253) in 106 games for the Yankees, including 64
starts at first base...he clubbed a 2-run homer, his first as a Yankee, in a 12-1 win over the Devil Rays on March 31 at the
Tokyo Dome...he got the starting nod at first base in 19 consecutive affairs from May 16-June 6, hitting .224 (15-for-67)
with 2 homers and 13 RBI...his mammoth 2-run homer on June 29 against Boston was the 23rd blast all-time to land in the
"Black" section of remodeled Yankee Stadium, making him the the first player to do it as a Yankee and as a visitor (also on
June 30, 1999, with Detroit) and the third player to accomplish the feat at least twice (Danny Tartabull and Bernie Williams
have each done it 3 times)...on July 3 at Shea Stadium, his 4 hits matched a career high for the seventh time, while his 2
home runs marked the 14th multi-homer affair in his career, first with the Yankees and first since August 3, 2003, with the
Mets against St. Louis...he went deep twice again on July 11 against Tampa Bay, the 15th multi-homer effort of his career...
he propelled New York to a 6-5 win with a game-winning, RBI double in the tenth inning on July 26 at Toronto...he victimized
the Blue Jays again on August 28 with his first career 3-homer game while matching his career-best with 5 RBI...his
16th career multi-homer affair included roundtrippers from both sides of the plate for the eighth time in his career, first as a
Yankee...he became the 18th Yankee with 3 roundtrippers in a regular-season game (23 times) and first since Tino Martinez
on April 2, 1997, at Seattle. 2004 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Tony appeared in 6 games between the Division Series
and ALCS...his only appearance in the Division Series was in the Game 4 win over the Twins, entering as a defensive
replacement at first base in the eighth inning and striking out in his lone at-bat in the tenth frame...Clark did not play in the
first 2 games of the ALCS but took over defensively at first base in Game 3 and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout...he started
the final four games at first base, going 3-for-19 (.158) with 8 strikeouts...in Game 4, he went 2-for-6 with his only RBI...his
other hit came in a 1-for-7 effort in Game 5.
Batted .232 (59-for-254) with 16 HR and 43 RBI in 125 games for the New York Mets...had his contract purchased by the Mets on 4/6...began the season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...played in one contest for the St. Lucie Mets, going 1-for-4...had nine multi-hit games on the year: eight games with two hits and one game with three hits...had two home runs and nine RBI as a pinch-hitter...hit his first National League home run, a two-run shot off T.J. Tucker on 4/6 vs. Montreal...hit the first pinch-hit home run of his career, a three-run shot, 4/18 vs. Marlins, off Vladimir Nunez, to win the game, 6-3...collected his second pinchhit home run, a two-run shot, in the first game of the 6/5 doubleheader with Milwaukee (DeJean)...his two-out, pinch-hit single in the ninth inning provided New York with a 7-6 victory over Montreal on 7/1...tied his careerhigh with five RBI vs. St. Louis on 8/3...hit home runs from each side of the plate on 8/3 vs. St. Louis (Stephenson & Borbon)...it was the seventh time in his career that he has hit home runs from each side and he became the first Mets player since Todd Hundley (6/30/97 vs. Cincinnati) to accomplish the feat...it was the 13th time that a Met hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same game...it was also the 13th multiplehome run game of his career...made his Major League debut in the outfield when he played left field in the 8/27 game at Atlanta...in his final 19 starts of the year (beginning from 7/27), he hit .313 (21-for-67) with five home runs and 14 RBI...saw action in 80 games at first base (50 starts).
Played in 85 games at first base for Boston (70 starts), batting .207 (57-for-275) with 3 HR and 29
RBI...hit a home run vs. Toronto's Chris Carpenter in his Red Sox debut on Opening Day (4/1)...was his first
Opening Day home run...had a five-game hitting streak from 5/31-6/7...batted .330 (7-for-21) with two doubles,
one home run and five RBI during that stretch...also had a seven-game hitting streak from 7/12-27, batting .320
(8-for-25) with two doubles, one home run and three RBI.
Opened the season by hitting in eight straight games from April 3rd-April 12th ... Batted .484 (15-31) during that span...Tied his career-high with four hits on April 5th vs. Minnesota ... It was the sixth time in his career he registered four hits in a game...Belted his second career grand slam, April 6th vs. the Chicago White Sox (Antonio Osuna)...Made his first All-Star Game appearance ... Struck out vs. Jon Lieber at Seattle's SAFECO Field in his only at-bat in the contest...Cracked a home run in four consecutive games from June 13th-June 16th ... Had six RBI during that stretch...Hit his 150th career home run on July 16th at Arizona (Troy Brohawn)...Had 42 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout from July 13th-July 27th...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List from September 23rd-through the end of the season, due to inflammation in his right wrist.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 13th with a strained left rib cage ... Played in three rehabilitation games with Toledo (AAA) of the International League ... Was activated from the DL on June 12th...Collected two home runs on June 20th at Toronto ... It was his 12th career multi-home run game...Named American League Player of the Week for the week of June 19th-June 25th ... Hit .346 (9-26) with seven runs, three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 15th with a lumbar spine strain ... Activated on September 1st ... Returned to the DL on September 19th, retroactive to September 17th, to allow his back more time to heal ...transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on September 22nd.
Became only the fifth Tiger in franchise history to hit 30 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons.
..Led the club in hits and was second in home runs...Cracked his 100th career home run on May 15th vs. Cleveland (off Jaret Wright)...Hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game on two occasions (July 25th vs. Boston and July 18th at Cincinnati) ... It was the sixth time in his career he connected for home runs from each side of the plate in the same contest...Compiled a career-high, 19-game hitting streak from July 10th-August 1st ... Batted .370 (23-73) during that span.
Was tied for 12th in the American League with 34 home runs ... Also the 34 home runs were the most ever by a Detroit switch-hitter...Cracked his 100th career home run on May 15th vs. Cleveland (Jaret Wright).
..Registered a 10-game hitting streak from May 13th-May 22nd...Tied his career-high with four hits on May 21st at Minnesota and July 25th at Cleveland...Posted a 48-game errorless streak at first base from June 28th-August 21st.
..Had a 13-game hitting streak from July 20th-August 1st...Hit a home run from each side of the plate on August 1st at Tampa Bay ... It was the third time that year that he hit a home run from each side of the plate to set a single-season American League record ... Also hit home runs from each side of the plate on July 26th at Cleveland and June 17th vs. Minnesota.
Finished tied for sixth in the American League in RBI, seventh in walks, and tied for 10th in runs scored...Also was the 13th switch-hitter in major league history to hit 30 or more home runs in a season...Named AL Player of the Week for the week of April 14th-April 20th ... Batted .458 (11-24) with four home runs and 11 RBI during that period...Set a career-high with five RBI on June 21st vs. Boston...Became the fifth fastest player in major league history to hit 50 career home runs ... He hit his 50th home run in his 202nd game on June 28th at Boston ... Only Mark McGwire (151 games), Rudy York (153 games), Chuck Klein (195 games), and Bob Horner (196 games) did it faster.
..Collected a career-high four hits on three occasions, last on August 2nd vs. Toronto.
..Had two doubles in one inning on August 22nd at Milwaukee.
Was third in the voting for the American League Rookie of the Year ... Derek Jeter won the award and James Baldwin was second...Led all major league rookies in home runs...Named to the Topps Rookie All-Star team.
..Belted his first career grand slam on August 1st vs. California (Greg Gohr)...Recorded his first career multi-home run game with two home runs on September 15th vs. Baltimore ... Duplicated the feat on September 29th vs. Milwaukee...Earned AL Player of the Week honors for the week of September 23rd-September 29th.
Recalled from Toledo (AAA) of the International League on September 2nd...Had two hits in his first major league game, September 3rd vs. Cleveland (both off Jose Mesa)...Hit safely in his first five games ... Hit .350 (7-20) in those contests...Collected his first major league home run on September 8th at Toronto (Jeff Ware)...Named Tigers' best prospect by Baseball America.