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19th Century Bob Clark
Full Name: Robert H. Clark
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Mar 18, 1863 in Covington, KY
Major League Debut: Apr 17, 1886
Died: Aug 21, 1919 in Covington, KY


CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1893
TM
Bro
Bro
Bro
Bro
Bro
Cin
Lou
LG
AA
AA
AA
AA
NL
NL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
71
48
45
53
43
16
12
AB
269
177
150
182
151
54
28
R
37
24
23
32
24
2
3
H
58
47
36
50
33
6
3
2B
8
3
5
5
3
0
1
3B
2
1
3
2
3
0
0
HR
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
RBI
26
18
20
22
15
3
3
TB
70
52
50
59
42
6
4
BB
17
7
9
26
15
6
5
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals G
288
AB
1011
R
145
H
233
2B
25
3B
11
HR
1
RBI
107
TB
283
BB
85
IBB
0


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1893
TM
Bro
Bro
Bro
Bro
Bro
Cin
Lou
LG
AA
AA
AA
AA
NL
NL
NL
K
0
0
0
7
8
9
5
HBP
0
1
2
1
4
1
0
SH
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GDP
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB
14
15
11
18
10
3
0
CS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB%
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
-.---
AVG
.216
.266
.240
.275
.219
.111
.107
OBP
.262
.297
.292
.368
.306
.213
.242
SLG
.260
.294
.333
.324
.278
.111
.143
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
150.0
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
--.-
--.-
26.0
18.9
6.0
5.6
Totals K
29
HBP
9
SH
0
SF
0
GDP
0
SB
71
CS
0
SB%
1.000
BAVG
.230
OBP
.296
SLG
.280
AB/HR
1,011.0
AB/K
34.9


19th CENT. WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1889
1890
TM
Bro
Bro
LG
AA
NL
G
4
1
AB
12
3
R
3
2
H
5
2
2B
2
0
3B
0
1
HR
0
0
RBI
3
1
TB
7
4
BB
2
0
K
2
0
SB
0
0
BAVG
.417
.667
SLG
.583
1.333
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
AB/K
6.0
--.-
Totals G
5
AB
15
R
5
H
7
2B
2
3B
1
HR
0
RBI
4
TB
11
BB
2
K
2
SB
0
AVG
.467
SLG
.733
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
7.5


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1886-1889
1890
1891
1893
TM
Bro
Bro
Cin
Lou
LG
AA
NL
NL
NL
TEAM NAME
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Cincinnati Reds
Louisville Colonels
LEAGUE NAME
American Assoc.
National League
National League
National League


[From the New York Clipper Novermber 24, 1888.]
Robert Clark, more familiarly known in the baseball world as "Bob" Clark, who has for several seasons been a member of the Brooklyn Club. Clark has filled the position of catcher since joining the Brooklyns and has done so in a very creditable manner. He is a Kentucky boy being born in Covington about twenty-four years ago. He began his baseball career with amateur teams in his native place, where he gained quite a reputation. The rivalry between the ball teams of Covington, Ky. and Cincinnati, Ohio, has been very bitter for many years, and it was during a series of these contests that young Clark was first brought into prominence, and his services were much sought after by the minor league teams of the West and South. However, it was not until 1885 that Clark, while with the famous Atlantas, champions of the Southern League, made his reputation as a catcher and attracted the attention of the managers of the two leading organizations. There was then quite a scramble for his services, but the Brooklyn Club, by a liberal outlay of money, obtained the prize. Clark was formerly an outfielder and baseman, his favorite position being second base. It was by the merest chance that he was brought out as a catcher. He was playing at second base in a game and the regular catcher was so badly injured that he had to retire and as there was no one to take his place Clark tried it and immediately became a success. His work behind the bat while with the Atlanta team was of the highest order. Clark has improved wonderfully since joining the Brooklyn Club. He is now one of the main stays of that club. He went behind the bat during the past season for one and all of the Brooklyn pitchers and caught each of them with success. His great work, however, was when Hughes was pitching. Clark caught Hughes' pitching in a masterly manner, and went far toward developing that young man and making him the success he has since proved himself. Independent of his catching Clark is a good and free batter, excellent base runner and a fine fielder. He has been doing good work ever since he joined the Brooklyn Club, of which he is one of the most valuable members.


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