Will ‘The Thrill’ Clark was an offensive machine during his playing days. As a college baseball player and member of the USA Olympic baseball team, Clark earned a reputation for having one of the sweetest swings in baseball.
In Will’s first major league at-bat, he homered off Nolan Ryan. How many players can claim that incredible feat? As a member of the San Fransisco Giants from 1986-1993, Clark became one of baseball’s best overall players as he earned four Top 5 finishes for MVP over a 8 year span. Being a solid contact and power hitter, Clark became an All-Star too as he earned 6 roster spots on the All-Star team.
A career .303 hitter with 284 home runs and 1,205 RBI are solid numbers put up by this 15 year baseball veteran.
Will’s most outstanding performances came during the post season as he often provided clutch performance after clutch performance. In 1989 against the Chicago Cubs, Clark hit .650 in a 5-game series while hitting 2 home runs and knocking in 8 runs. And again in 2000 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, Clark hit .412 in a 5-game series against the New York Mets.
In 2006, Clark was inducted into College Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Today, he works in the front office with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.