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Tony Clark Named Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director

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.

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.

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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