Goldschmidt hits his 50th

by Bill Chuck on July 25, 2013

In the Diamondbacks’ 7-6, 12-inning, loss to the Cubs last night, Paul Goldschmidt hit his 22nd home run of the season and the 50th of his career.

While this really is no big deal, I mention it because next on the Arizona all-time home run list is Tony Clark.

Yesterday, Clark was named deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, a new position that will feature more interaction with union head Michael Weiner who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last August and whose condition, sadly, is worsening.

“I am honored by this appointment and consider it a privilege to be in a position to work more closely with Michael Weiner,” Clark, 41, said in a press release.

“I also look forward to continue working with all our members and the entire union staff, and together we will maintain our standing as one of the best labor organizations in the country.”

After 15 years as a major leaguer, Clark joined the MLBPA in March 2010 as director of player relations. In his time with the union, he has helped negotiate the league’s most recent labor agreement and expanded the MLBPA’s membership communication and education, the release said.

“Tony’s rise within the union will come as no surprise to those who know him,” Weiner said in the release. “It was clear from the moment Tony joined the MLBPA that his on-field experience and passion for the fraternity of players would make him a tremendous advocate for all who play the game.”

All-time Diamondbacks home run leaders

Rk Player HR From To Age G PA AB
1 Luis Gonzalez 224 1999 2006 31-38 1194 5246 4488
2 Steve Finley 153 1999 2004 34-39 849 3449 3049
3 Chris Young 132 2006 2012 22-28 885 3588 3173
4 Mark Reynolds 121 2007 2010 23-26 563 2285 1982
5 Justin Upton 108 2007 2012 19-24 731 3030 2663
6 Matt Williams 99 1998 2003 32-37 595 2462 2265
7 Jay Bell 91 1998 2002 32-36 616 2547 2180
8 Miguel Montero 81 2006 2013 22-29 744 2764 2434
9 Chad Tracy 78 2004 2009 24-29 704 2587 2338
10 Stephen Drew 72 2006 2012 23-29 773 3245 2917
11 Chris Snyder 62 2004 2010 23-29 556 1916 1626
12 Eric Byrnes 61 2006 2009 30-33 439 1787 1633
13 Tony Clark 59 2005 2009 33-37 396 940 831
14 Paul Goldschmidt 50 2011 2013 23-25 293 1199 1042
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/25/2013.

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