Jack the Dodger Killer

The Giants traded Jack Clark to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985. In Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS the former Giant put St. Louis in the World Series with a dramatic home run with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clark’s three-run homer gave the Cardinals a come-from-behind, 7-5 victory and the National League championship. His blast also landed me in Herb Caen’s column:

… And John Griffin says that Tommy Lasorda
broke one of baseball’s cardinal rules when he
let Tom Niedenfuer pitch to Jack Clark: “You
never pitch to anyone whose name is on a candy
bar in the month of October”


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