Chamber Baseball Luncheon To Feature Former Cardinals Slugger

A St. Louis Cardinals slugger from the 1980s, who hit one of the most famous homeruns in team history, is this year’s featured guest at the Cardinals Baseball Luncheon, hosted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Jack Clark’s dramatic 3-run homerun in game six of the National League Champion Series propelled the Cardinals into the 1985 World Series. Clark, nicknamed “The Ripper” for his homerun prowess, played for the Cardinals for three seasons – 1985 through 1987 – and provided the power in a lineup full of speedy base runners.

Clark will discuss his career, analyze the 2014 Cardinals team, and sign autographs at the luncheon, Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Donnewald Distributing meeting room, 2100 Samuel Andrews Drive in Greenville. Tickets are $15.00 each and include a barbecue lunch, complimentary color photo of Clark’s NLCS homerun, and one autograph. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This event is open to the public.

The Cardinals Baseball Luncheon is a community outreach program for the Chamber, according to John Goldsmith, executive director of the organization.

“While our focus is supporting our business members, we also see great value in offering opportunities like this to the community,” Goldsmith told WGEL. “We’ve been joined in the past by attendees from surrounding towns, too.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272.

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