Bryan Donald Clark (born July 12, 1956 in Madera, California) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1981 to 1987, and again in 1990 with the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. He attended Fresno Community College. He was 6'2", 185 pounds.
Clark made his major league debut on April 11, 1981 at the age of 24 against the California Angels. Although he was technically a pitcher, he was used in a rather unorthodox way in his debut - the Mariners (who purchased him from the Pirates in 1978) used him as a pinch runner.
He was used both as a starter and reliever throughout his career, with his best season being 1982, when he went 5-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 37 games, most of them in relief. This season included his only complete game shutout in his career, on September 25, 1982, against the Blue Jays. He gave up six hits, walked one, and struck out two.
In 1983, he was traded from the Mariners to the Blue Jays for Barry Bonnell.
Over his career, he posted a 20-23 record with a 4.15 ERA in 516+ innings of work, walking 261 and striking out 259. He played his final game on May 30, 1990, with the Mariners, who had reacquired him in December 1989.
George Brett collected his 2000th hit off Clark.
Bryan is available for:
- Autograph Sessions