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published on August 26, 2019 - 1:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

San Francisco Giants All Star Will Clark will be the featured guest of the Fresno Grizzlies’ annual Hot Stove Gala.

For the first time since 2003, the event will take place at Chukchansi Park Jan. 31, 2020.

Clark is a veteran of 15 MLB seasons with the San Francisco Giants (1986-1993), Texas Rangers (1994-1998), Baltimore Orioles (1999-2000) and St. Louis Cardinals (2000). Before compiling 2,176 hits and 284 homers in the big leagues, Clark made his professional debut with the Fresno Giants of the California League in 1985, coming to Euless Park from Mississippi State University after being selected second overall in that year’s draft by San Francisco. Clark would play only 71 minor league games prior to becoming a big leaguer in 1986, 65 of which were with Fresno.

With the Giants, Clark was selected to five consecutive all-star games between 1988 and 1992, and finished top five in National League MVP voting four of five seasons between 1987 and 1991. Retiring as a player after the 2000 season having played nearly 2,000 Major League games, Clark’s career ended with a .303 lifetime MLB batting average.

The San Francisco Giants have announced that Clark’s number 22 will be retired next season. In 2008 he was a member of the organization’s inaugural Wall-of-Fame class, celebrating 50 seasons of Major League Baseball in the Bay Area.

For more information, visit fresnogrizzlies.com.

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