Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

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#2 Will Clark, Baseball Mississippi State (1983-1985) Will Clark was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1964, and went to Jesuit High School in New Orleans. Following high school, Will Clark committed to Mississippi State and became one of the best players in college baseball at the time. While at Mississippi State, Clark was selected to be a part of the 1984 United States Olympic Baseball team. During the five-game tournament, Clark hit .429 with three home-runs and 8 RBIs. He was named an All-American in 1985, along with the Golden Spikes Award winner by The Sporting News. Clark’s career batting average of .391 is still the best ever for Mississippi State. The 61 home runs he hit in his three years at Mississippi State is second all-time at the school, and his 199 RBIs is good for 8th all-time. Will Clark was selected as the second-overall pick of the 1985 MLB Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He played for 15 seasons, and amassed a batting average of .303, 284 Home Runs, 1205 RBIs, and 2176 hits. He was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on April 26, 2007, and the Mississippi State Hall of Fame on August 1, 2008.

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