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Tony Clark
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 545 of 981 players
Clark
Anthony Christopher Clark
Born: June 15, 1972 at Newton, Kan.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 6.07 Weight: 245

Tony Clark was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 15, 2011.

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First Mets game: April 6, 2003
Last Mets game: September 28, 2003





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Kevin
April 23, 2003
Tony Clark is amazing! He should be given the first base job full time.

Hot Foot
April 23, 2003
So far this season, Tony Clark has four hits, and three of them are home runs. Get Tony the Tiger in the lineup!

Joe Figliola
April 24, 2003
I'll say this about Tony; he's a great addition to the Amazin's. However, for a 31 year-old fellow, he has the most gray hair I ever saw on any Mets player. If Barry Lyons was the ultimate bald headed Met, then Tony is the ultimate gray head. In fact, I sometimes refer to him as "The Distinguished Gentleman" because of it.

Anyway, I scored and attended Tony's dramatic three-run BOMB against the Marlins on 18 April. This 40 year-old crazy man was so happy over the event (I was jumping and high-fiving all over the place) that I missed the entire home run trot. But in Clark's case, watching the ball EXPLODE off his bat is a beautiful sight at any park.

Shari
April 25, 2003
Put him in the outfield, lets face it, he couldn't be any worse than Cedeno and even if his fielding is as bad, we can certainly use his bat in the lineup.

Gilinfiji
May 4, 2003
So far, theis ex-Tiger is GRRRRRRRRRREAT! For once, Steve Phillips made a smart move in nabbing him. Think of how much worse we'd be without him. He desrves to be the everyday first baseman, especially since now Jabba the Hutt - er, Mo Vaughn - is on the DL.

Jon
May 8, 2003
I love this guy. I've wanted the Mets to get this guy since he was slugging home runs for Detroit. In my mind Tony has the talent and personality to be a big success in New York. Despite the hell that the Mets have been going through since 2001, I think that the Clark signing could prove to be a steal.

Etch 35
May 13, 2003
I like Tony very much, as many Mets fans do. But, I think it was Gary Cohen who recently stated on the air...

"Tony, take a pitch!"

If he keeps looking fastball every time, pitchers are going to eat him up.

I wish him well, he's one of those "feel good" stories we all love to see. But I am shocked at his lack of discipline at the plate. Especially when you consider how long he's been around.

But hey, lets keep hope alive for Tony and think positive. He seems like a clutch hitter and that's what we need.

Shari
May 16, 2003
I'm really trying very hard to root for Tony. Why is it when the Mets put a guy like him in the everyday line-up his batting average drops faster than the altitude of a descending plane? He has to take more pitches. He is just going up there hacking and he is striking out too many times now. Get it together Tony!

Mr. Sparkle
May 16, 2003
Tony has been handed the first base job on a silver platter and while he was coming off the bench was great but now as a starter can't do squat. Hopefully it's just a slump (why should he be any different than any other starter?) and he'll be at least somewhat consistent. It would be nice if he could hit .260 if he could keep up the power. He had a nice double to deep center in Colorado last night so hopefully that will get things going.

Bob P
May 16, 2003
No offense, fellow Met junkies--time to take a deep breath and exhale slowly!

We're talking about a guy who will be 31 in a month and has had over 3,500 major league plate appearances. Over those 3,500 times up he has a lifetime average of .270, while the league has batted .271. He has a lifetime on-base percentage of .347, while the league's is .341. That, in my mind, is an "average" player. Also, his run production has pretty much decreased every year since 1998.

Tony is a good guy to have around but he fits the Mets' profile very well--another utility guy/fourth outfielder/bench player. The Mets lead the league in that category!

Rugby02905
July 12, 2003
This memory is very current, my wife and I spent vacation in Long Island to see college friends and attend our annual Mets game. Seeing that I live in Rhode Island it hard to plan this event. I admit I have given up this year but Tony Clark has been a bright spot in a very dark year. I watch this guy last year with the Sox and felt bad for him. But this year thank God we have him. We attend the July 1st game against Montreal and in the top of the eighth Benitez need only one out to get out of the inning gives up the a three run home run. But the bottom the the ninth the magic happen with McEwing pitch running Clark get a clutch hit down the first base line bring McEwing home and the win. I hope to God that Benitez brought Clark dinner that night.

flushing flash
August 6, 2003
Well, turnabout is fair play! With Vance Wilson now mired in a horrendous 1-for-46 slump, and really having no future with this team anyway (what with Piazza coming back and Phillips playing so well and Huber on the horizon), Jason Phillips has moved back behind the plate and Tony is playing first. And whaddaya know? He had one hell of a series against the Cardinals, topped off by the 5 rbi game yesterday. Take his stats and multiply them by three to approximate a reasonably full season and that extrapolates to 39 home runs and 105 RBI. Not too shabby!

Of course you have to take the good with the bad. He would also have 162 strikeouts.

murphy
October 10, 2003
Clark proved two things to the baseball world in a Mets uniform. One, he can still hit home runs. Two, he has no plan at the plate other than hacking at everything thrown in his direction. If it's not a fastball, he's not hitting it. But damn, Clark never got cheated at the plate.

agee_of_aquarius
November 6, 2005
Very happy to see that Tony had a great year with Arizona. He was a good guy with the Mets and never complained about his spotty playing time with us.

santos
May 13, 2008
I saw Tony hit a pinch hit home-run at Shea against Colorado. It was pretty. A line drive to right field into the bullpen, hit just high enough. Actually the longest line drive I have ever seen in person. What was interesting was how it seemed to float for so long. It was fun to witness because it seemed I was the first in the ballpark to stand up and I remember telling my family: watch this.

puddin head
May 16, 2008
Tony Clark hit the longest home run I've ever seen in person in June of 1994 at Mercer County Waterfront Park in Trenton (AA). I believe it is still the only fair ball to splash into the Delaware River over there. Tony was a guest one day on Ed Randall's Sunday morning Talking Baseball radio show on The Fan and I got to talk with him and share the memory. It was a grand slam. It made a 7-0 game an 11-0 game but it was a majestic blast that the stadium ushers and others who were there kept talking about the rest of the season.

Shickhaus Franks
December 6, 2013
Recently became the executive director of the MLBPA after the untimely passing of Michael Weiner. Good luck in your new position, Tony!









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