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 Series – getting 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?