Saturday, June 6, 2009

Jerald Dwayne Clark & Phillip Benjamin Clark

Jerald and Phil Clark are one of several sets of brothers that have played for the Padres, although they never played together for the Padres. Jerald was born in 1963 and Phil 5 years later.
Jerald played for the Padres from 1988 to 1992, before being chosen by the Rockies in the expansion draft. In 1992 Jerald stole home against the Dodgers when Tommy Lasorda and Mike Scioscia went to the mound to confer with the pitcher. Jerald realized that they had failed to call time out and sprinted home for a run. While with the Padres he hit .237 with 28 home runs. He played for the Rockies in 1993 and the Twins in 1995 and then retired. Phil played for the Padres from 1993-1995, playing for the Tigers for one year before coming to the Padres and one year for the Red Sox after playing for San Diego. In San Diego he hit .263 with 16 home runs. After his year in Boston he played for Kintetsu in Japan, winning the equivalent of the Silver Slugger three years in a row, twice at first base and once as DH. I got both of these cards signed through the mail. I remember seeing Jerald play for Las Vegas when they would come to Portland.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I had Jerald sign a card TTM back in '90 or '91. I think I might have played Little League ball against Phil. I might have to get him to sign a card one of these days.