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Horace Clarke Death

Horace Clarke Death | Obituary | Horace Clarke Dead | Died | Funeral Plans – We heard about the great loss, that Horace Clarke is no more and has reportedly passed away. We are made to known about his death on August 6, 2020.

Major League Baseball player, Horace Clarke has passed away, he died on August 5, 2020. Horace was a second baseman, he played for the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres from 1965 to 1974.

Mike Vaccaro Wrote;

Column: RIP Horace Clarke, who unwittingly lent his name to an era of #Yankees futility but never let a terrible case of bad timing alter the fact that he loved his life and cherished his memories.

We mourn with the family of Horace Clarke for this great loss. Please received our heartfelt condolences.

For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth.

Tributes to Horace Clarke

Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his decease was made known.

Pat @Pco506 Wrote;

Maybe he wasn’t one of the biggest stars the Yanks ever had. But for a certain generation of fans, this 2nd baseman was one of “our “ stars during a futile period in Yankee history, one linked to his name. With fondness I say RIP Horace Clarke, & thanks for the memories ⚾️🙏😢

He was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1958. He made his Major League Baseball debut on May 13, 1965 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park; he singled off Dave Morehead in his first major league at bat. In his rookie season of 1966, Clarke, sharing shortstop duties with Tom Tresh after Tony Kubek’s retirement before the start of the season, batted .266 with six home runs and 28 runs batted in.

In 1967, he became the Yankees’ regular second baseman upon the retirement of longtime veteran Bobby Richardson. In 10 seasons, he hit .256, with 27 home runs and 304 RBIs. In the space of one month in 1970, he broke up three possible no-hitters in the ninth inning (Jim Rooker on June 4, Sonny Siebert on June 19 and, Joe Niekro on July 2). That season, Clarke made 732 plate appearances (batting 686 times officially). As a fielder, though, the knock on Clarke was that he would not turn the double play with runners barreling in. Few ever took him out with a slide, but Clarke would hold the ball after leaping.

Clarke was sold to the San Diego Padres on May 31, 1974, for $25,000. He retired at the end of the 1974 season. After his retirement, he worked as a baseball instructor for the Virgin Islands Department of Recreation and as an assistant scout for the Kansas City Royals.

Clarke and Joe Mauer are the only hitters to break up three no-hit bids in the ninth inning.

Horace Clarke Cause of Death

Horace Clarke cause of death has never been made public. We will surely update this news as soon as we are able to get more information regarding his death.

Horace Clarke Obituary | Funeral Arrangement | GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We also not aware if any GoFundMe was created by the family or friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

It is with incredible sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague has passed away. Celebrate his life, leave a kind word for him. Friends, Family and Loved ones has poured out their grieve and condolence to honor the passing away of the deceased.