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

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.