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Dave Clark
Outfielder
Born: September 3, 1962 (1962-09-03) (age 47)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 3, 1986 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1998 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average     .264
Home runs     62
Runs batted in     284
Teams

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

David Earl Clark (born September 3, 1962, Tupelo, Mississippi) was a major league outfielder from 1986 to 1998. He also served as the manager of the Houston Astros' Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. He was the interim Manager for the Houston Astros at the end of the 2009 season.[1]

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Baseball career

Clark was a first round draft pick for the Cleveland Indians in 1983, and made his major league debut with the club as a September call up in 1986. For his career, Clark batted .264 with 62 home runs and 284 runs batted in over twelve plus seasons. His best season was with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1994, when he batted .296 with ten home runs and 46 RBIs.

Clark's first coaching job was within the Pirates organization in 2000. Originally hired as the hitting coach for their rookie club in the Gulf Coast League, by the end of the season he found himself holding the same job with their Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. A season later, he was the hitting coach for the Pirates at the major league level.

After two years as the Pirates' hitting coach, Clark was offered the managerial position with their advanced A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats. After leading the Hillcats to the Carolina League playoffs, he moved on to the Hickory Crawdads the following season, and lead the team to a South Atlantic League championship.

In 2005, the opportunity to manage at the double-A level lured him away to the Houston Astros' organization. In three seasons managing the Corpus Christi Hooks, Clark produced a 207-212 record, and in 2006, led the team to its first ever Texas League Championship.

On September 21, 2009, Dave Clark took over as an interim manager of the Houston Astros, replacing Cecil Cooper.[1]

Personal life

His brother, Louis, is a former wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks (1987-1992) and Green Bay Packers (1993).

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Preceded by
Cecil Cooper
Houston Astros manager
2009
Succeeded by
Brad Mills

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