In , Will Clark had the second highest batting average (1st: / ) in the National League, tops amongst first baseman - earning The Thrill his first , the first player to receive the honor at first base.
In , Will Clark and . His batting average slipped from .333 (in ) to .301, but it was still tops amongst first baseman, earning him his second . Since Clark, no has ever received the honor at first!That same year, Will Clark had yet another strong defensive performance at first base, leading all NL first basemen in fielding percentage and double plays, earning him a , the first player to receive the honor at first base. (1980), (1980, 1984), (1983, 1984) and (1985, 1986, 1987) - first baseman, before Will Clark, who captured both the and during the same season. No before Clark had ever won both baseball awards during the same season at any position.
Will Clark was born on Friday, March 13, 1964, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Clark was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 8, 1986, with the San Francisco Giants. 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 Will Clark baseball stats page.
Noted as having one of the sweetest swings in the game during his playing days, Will Clark became an instant favorite to many baseball fans due to his incredible talent and personality. On the field he was a perennial MVP candidate that flirted with .300 every year. Off the field, he was a loud-mouthed, opinionated player who you couldn’t wait to her what he was going to say next.