• Allie Clark

    Posted by on November 17th, 2006 · Comments (4)

    Alfred Aloysius Clark was a local boy from South Amboy (NJ) who played in 24 games for the Yankees during 1947 as a 24-year old outfielder.

    He hit very well in those 24 games: .373/.417/.493 (BA/OBP/SLG).

    Clark even pinch-hit for Yogi Berra in Game 7 of the 1947 World Seriesgetting a clutch RBI in the process.

    What did the Yankees do with him after that? On December 11, 1947, New York traded him to the Cleveland Indians for Red Embree (a 30-year old so-so RHP).

    Imagine the hooting and hollering today if the Yankees traded a young, local, kid like Clark – fresh off a rookie season and World Series At Bat like Allie had…it would be off the charts, no?

    Comments on Allie Clark

    1. November 17th, 2006 | 11:20 am

      Lol, true true…

      Murray Chass in the NYTimes.com wrote an article today declaring and predicting that the Yankees’ trade with the Tigers was a ‘salary dump’ and will end up hurting the Yankees more than help them… wanna comment on it?

      http://tinyurl.com/y8akv2 <— there’s the article

    2. rbj
      November 17th, 2006 | 11:57 am

      Pinch. hit. for. Yogi. Berra. Seventh. game. World. Series.??????

    3. brockdc
      November 17th, 2006 | 2:28 pm

      It was all A-rod’s fault.

    4. November 17th, 2006 | 3:01 pm

      Saw that this AM B(rent) – what were they going to do, keep Sheff? It went in one ear and out the other.

      True rbj. Check the link to the box score.

      LOL brockdc.

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