NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has named former Tony Clark as its new executive director.
He is the first former player to lead the MLBPA.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
Clark takes over the position previously held by the late Michael Weiner, who passed away in November following a 15-month battle with brain cancer.
The retired major league first baseman began his career with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. He briefly spent time with both the Yankees and Mets during his 15-year career.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
Clark hit 251 home runs in 1,559 games. His lifetime batting average was .262 and he was an American League All-Star in 2001.
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