» June 30, 1978: In the first game of a 109, 105 doubleheader loss to the Braves, Giant Willie McCovey hits his 500th career home run, off Jamie Easterly. McCovey becomes the 12th member of the 500-HR club. Mike Ivie adds his 2nd pinch grand slam of the year in the opener. Jack Clark has three home runs in the two games.
» July 20, 1978:
The Giants edge the Cubs, 98, in a game suspended with two outs in the top of the 8th. Jack Clark drills his 17th homer. The game will be completed July 28.
» July 26, 1978:
The Giants Jack Clark has his hitting streak stopped at 26 games during a 21 loss to the Cardinals.
» May 25, 1979:
At Candlestick Park, the Braves take a 41 lead in the 4th with two home runs, and the Giants answer back with three home run in same inning. Jack Clark adds one in 8th for a 64 win.
» June 27, 1980: The Dodgers Jerry Reuss pitches an 80 no-hitter against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Reuss, who strikes out only two but doesn't walk a batter, is deprived of a perfect game when SS Bill Russell throws wildly to 1B on Jack Clark's easy grounder in the first inning.
» August 20, 1980:
The Giants beat the Mets, 21, but lose Jack Clark for a month after a Mark Bomback pitch breaks a bone in his left hand.
» August 6, 1982: Jack Clark and Reggie Smith hit back-to-back home runs twice in San Francisco's 76 win over Houston. The Giants trail 64 in the 9th inning before Clark and Smith homer to send the game into extra innings.
» July 10, 1983:
The Giants sweep a pair from the Cubs, winning 108 and 42. In the nitecap, Giants RF Jack Clark throws out Junior Kennedy 93. It is the 3rd time in two years Clark has done it: he did on July 30th to Reds P Charlie Puleo and on September 20, 1981 to Nolan Ryan.
» February 1, 1985: In an effort to add some much-needed power to their lineup, St. Louis trades OF-1B David Green, SS Jose Gonzales, P Dave LaPoint, and OF-1B Gary Rajsich to the Giants for slugging 1B Jack Clark. Gonzales will change his name to his mother's maiden name of Uribe, and win the starting shortstop job with the Giants. Giants coach and resident wit Rocky Bridges will note that Jose Uribe really is, "the player to be named later."
» October 16, 1985: Baseball gets its first intrastate World Series since 1974, as the Royals and Cardinals win their respective playoff series. Kansas City beats Toronto 62 in game seven to cap a comeback from a 3-games-to-1 deficit. While in Los Angeles, Jack Clark drills a 3-run home run off Tom Niedenfuer with two outs in the top of the 9th and 1B open to give the Cardinals a 75 victory and a 4-2 series win.
» August 10, 1987:
Cardinals 1B Jack Clark sets an National League record by drawing a walk in his 16th consecutive game, a 60 win over Pittsburgh.
» January 6, 1988: Free-agent slugger Jack Clark signs with the New York Yankees, while free agent Paul Molitor re-signs with the Brewers.
» January 14, 1988: After playing last season with Japan's Yakult Swallows, Bob Horner signs a one-year contract with the Cardinals, who need a power-hitting 1B to replace Jack Clark.
» March 17, 1988: Newly acquired Yankee Jack Clark tears a tendon in his calf while hitting a home run in a spring training game against the Orioles and will miss the start of the regular season.
» April 20, 1988:
Claudell Washington hits the 10,000th home run in Yankees history and Jack Clark hits his first American League home run in the top of the 10th inning to give New York a 76 win over Minnesota. The Yankees are the first ML club to hit 10,000 homers.
» October 24, 1988: Less than a year after signing him as a free agent, the Yankees trade 1B-DH Jack Clark to the Padres with P Pat Clements for pitchers Lance McCullers, Jimmy Jones, and OF Stan Jefferson.
» June 13, 1989:
San Diego's Jack Clark strikes out four times in a 96 loss to the Reds, giving him a ML-record nine strikeouts in two games. Clark struck out five times against the Giants on June 11th.
» July 30, 1990:
Jack Clark hits his 300th career home run in San Diego's 43 eleven-inning loss to the Braves. His homer in the 10th ties the game and is his 17th homer in extra innings. He's now in 2nd place in overtime homers to Willie Mays's 22.
» December 15, 1990: American League Cy Young Award winner and free agent Bob Welch re-signs with Oakland, while "free look" free agents Jack Clark and Brett Butler sign with the Red Sox and Dodgers, respectively.
» August 7, 1992:
Boston slugger Jack Clark files for bankruptcy, listing debts of $11,459,305.97 and assets of $4,781,780. Clark is in the middle of a 3-year contract worth $8.7 million. Among other things, Clark owns 18 automobiles.
» October 3, 1992: In a battle of also-rans at Fenway Park, the Red Sox trip the Yankees, 75, with the win going to Gardner, who throws 6 2/3 innings of relief. Scott Cooper and Phil Plantier hits HRs for the Sox, who end the season's power outage with 84 home runs. Except for the strike year of '94, this is the only season since 1945 the Sox have not reached 100 dingers. Slugger Jack Clark drops from 28 to 5 road homers this year.
» April 15, 2001: The Rockies defeat the Diamondbacks, 10-7, as Todd Hollandsworth hits three home runs and drives home seven runs. Hollandsworth is the ninth major-leaguer to hit three homers in a game with the last being a game-ender. Jack Clark, with the Red Sox in 1991, was the last to do it.
» September 26, 2002: Livan Hernandez (1216) pitches a masterful 2hitter as the Giants beat the Padres, 60. Hernandez is tied with Ben Sheets for most losses in the National League. The Giants stay three games ahead of LA for the wild card spot. Reggie Sanders connects twice for homers, and Barry Bonds walks in his 16th straight game to tie Jack Clark's NL record set in 1987. He's walked 194 times; he'll end the year with 198 passes, a new major-league record topping Ruth's mark of 1923. Bonds will finish with a .582 onbase percentage, easily topping the old mark of .553 that Ted Williams had set in 1941.