Watty Clark

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William Watson Clark

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Watty Clark pitched parts of twelve big league seasons, doing much of his heavy lifting for the Brooklyn Robins. In 1929, he led the National League with 39 starts and 279 inning pitched and was rewarded with a 16-19 record, good for most losses, despite a 3.74 ERA in an offensive explosion. The next season, "The Year of the Hitter", 1930, he pitched a one-hit shutout on July 15th against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ebbets Field, permitting only a single to Hall of Fame third baseman Pie Traynor in the 2nd inning. It proved the only NL one-hitter in 1930, with the only other one-hitter tossed by Lefty Grove for the Philadelphia Athletics on July 1st. Watty won 20 games in 1932, then fell off his prodigious innings accrual, eclipsing 200 innings just once more before his final appearance in 1937.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Innings Pitched Leader (1929)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1929 & 1932)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1932)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1929-1932 & 1935)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1933 (he did not play in the World Series)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1939 Reidsville Luckies Bi-State League -- -- replaced Dick Culler, replaced by Woodrow Taylor

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