East County’s Tony Clark named exec for Major League Baseball

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

East County Business News by Rick Griffin

Former San Diego prep standout Tony Clark has been appointed deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). Clark starred at Valhalla High School and Christian High School before playing for 15 MLB seasons. An All-Star in 2001, Clark was a career .262 hitter with six teams, including the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets and New York Yankees. He retired during the 2009 season. Clark joined the MLBPA in March 2010 as director of player relations. In his time with the union, he is credited with helping to negotiate the league’s most recent labor agreement and expanding the MLBPA’s membership communication and education efforts.