Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Will Clark, 1999 Stadium Club #226

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that Will Clark spent parts of two seasons in an Orioles uniform. It just seems like a weird fit to me. Of course, the O's went 152-172 in 1999-2000, and "the Thrill" missed more than 100 games due to injury in that span, so I guess I'm not going out on a limb here. It's not like the Frank Wren/Syd Thrift teams were stocked with savvy pickups. Take a look at the 1999 roster, and the pitching staff in particular. It's chock full of journeyman and forgotten rookies. Doug Johns, Al Reyes, Jim Corsi, Mike Fetters, Brian Falkenborg, Heathcliff Slocumb, Gabe Molina (?), Doug Linton, a 19-year-old Matt Riley, Ricky Bones...I feel a headache coming on.


Commishbob said...

'99/'00 was right in the middle of my 'I'm done with baseball' phase. I have no recollection of Will Clark as an Oriole or of any of those pitchers you named except Slocum. You're right, Clark in Baltimore just seems weird.

Kevin said...

I'm fairly certain that Gabe Molina is a figment of somebody's imagination.