Fifteen years ago, the Giants made a heartbreaking financial decision to let Will Clark go. Now he is back, and will work with young players to instill the ethic that made him so popular among fans when he played.
"It's a very proud moment," Clark said Wednesday after the Giants announced "The Thrill" has been hired as a special assistant to the front office.
Clark was a Giant from his drafting in 1985 through 1993, when he signed with the Texas Rangers as a free agent. In eight seasons with San Francisco he was an All-Star five times, a Gold Glove first baseman, MVP of the 1989 National League Championship Series and, equally important, a player of relentless intensity.
I'm no dummy -- a special assistant is a glorified way of saying you are spending money to pay a great retired player a salary for ... well, being a great player.
But I love having The Nuschler back.
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