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Clark 1st ex-big leaguer to run MLB players’ union

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, midnight

Tony Clark said he’s “blown away” that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players’ union. The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Clark to replace Michael Weiner, who died Nov. 22 of brain cancer. The decision is pending a vote of the general membership. Clark was an All-Star in 2001 and played for 15 seasons with Detroit, Arizona, the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston and San Diego. The 41-year-old says he intends to carry out Weiner’s vision and “to continue to bring our fraternity together.” Clark was appointed deputy executive director in July and had been acting executive director since Weiner’s death. – Associated Press

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