Friday, April 3, 2015

654th Place - Stan Clarke

Card #556

Holy Toledo!  Does this blog even still operate?  Yes, yes it does.  Just not at the frequency I would like it to.

Speaking of Toledo, the pride of Northwest Ohio, Stan Clarke, clocks in at 654th place.  Per the back of the card, Clarke was born and raised in Toledo, winning the city championship with his high school in 1976.  He even played at the University of Toledo!  And his favorite European city is Toledo, Spain!!  OK, I made that last one up.

Clarke never gained long term traction in the big leagues.  He debuted with the Blue Jays, the team that drafted him, in 1983.  He would appear again for the Blue Jays in both 1985 and 1986, but he was off to Seattle in 1987.  Despite being part of this 1988 set, Clarke didn't play back in the pros until 1989.  His final season was 1990, appearing in two games for the Cardinals.

Would you like to connect with Stan today?  You might find him in...you guessed it, Toledo.