I have always grouped these two guys together for multiple reasons, namely that they were both relatively obscure relievers who pitched for the O's
during the 1995 season. Also, I have Orioles signed postcards from them, and non-Orioles signed cards. And that pretty much sums up why they've always been grouped together in my mind, so I will continue to group them together on this here blog.
Terry Clark was on the O's
for a majority of the '95 season and appeared in 38 games as a reliever, finishing 12 games and compiling one whole save. He went 2-5 with a respectable 3.46 ERA. As you can see on his Orioles post card, he always sported a pretty serious 'stache
I think that his signature looks like he signs his name "Ty Celail
", but I like the way he has a fairly legible signature and the T-y combo in his first name looks pretty damn cool.
This is "one of those cards that list him playing for one team while showing him in another team's uniform" that I really don't care for; he pitched for both the Royals and Astros
in 1996 so I guess he did switch teams mid-season at least.
Terry has been a pitching coach in the Indians and Rangers organizations more or less continuously since 2000 and is currently serving in that capacity for Texas' AAA team, the Oklahoma City Redhawks
. His son, Matthew, was drafted by the Pirates in the 28th
round of the 2007 Amateur Draft, so I guess he is a good coach, or at least a good dad. I had a good dad too, but was never athletic enough to play anywhere about Little League. I'm thinking something like "those who can't write, or at least attempt to".
" Lee appeared in relief in 39 games for the '95 Birds, finishing 7 and also accumulating one save. Hey, there's another similarity between these two! Mark had a better record (2-0) than Terry did, but his ERA was nearly a run and a half higher (4.86). So I don't know exactly what to make of that, but I guess Mark just got lucky with that perfect record.
Also, his nickname isn't Unibrow
, but I had to say something. C'mon
Mark, take some pride in your appearance on photo day!
This is a great picture, truly amazing, of a pitcher holding a bat like he's never done it before. Now, one must remember that the Brewers were still a member of the American League in the early '90s and with Mark being a reliever and all, he never even had a single at-bat in his time in the Majors. I know that most baseball players are good athletes and I would assume that Mark batted at some point over his career, but it certainly looks like he had forgotten his batting stance. I like to think that the photographer didn't know if Mark was a pitcher or position player and Mark was in no mood to help him out, so WHAMMY, we have this awesome picture.
Mark's signature looks like her signs Mark L__, but I think it's pretty good for a Major Leaguer
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