Major League Baseball Player. For six seasons (1951 to 1955 and 1957), he played in the outfield with the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. Born Melvin Earl Clark, he served with the United States Navy and was stationed in South-East Asia. Upon his return home, he enrolled at Ohio University. Signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1947, he marked his Major League debut on September 11, 1951. During that year, he played in ten games and yielded a .323 batting average. The following season (1952), he batted .335 in 47 games-played. In 1954 he played in a career-high eighty-three games and drove-in twenty-four runs. In 215 regular season games, he compiled 182 hits with a .277 lifetime batting average. After retiring from baseball, he worked in the insurance industry.
Bio by: C.S.