|Born: May 27, 1956|
Los Angeles, California
|April 4, 1979, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 16, 1990, for the California Angels|
|Earned run average||3.85|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mark Alan Clear (born May 27, 1956) is a former two-time All Star Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the California Angels (1979-80, 1990), Boston Red Sox (1981-85), and Milwaukee Brewers (1986-88). He batted and threw right-handed.
Clear's uncle is Bob Clear, who was a minor league pitcher from the 1940s to the 1950s, and was a coach with the California Angels from 1976 to 1986.
A hard curveballer with shaky control, Clear was a flexible set-up man, and an occasional closer as well. Twice he struck out 100-plus batters without starting a game (becoming the first pitcher to do so), and pitched 100 or more innings in three different seasons.
In 1979 he was an All Star and came in 19th in voting for the American League MVP. That year he won the June AL Pitcher of the Month Award. He was 11-5 with a 3.63 ERA. His 14 saves were 7th-most in the American League.
On July 6, 1980, he won the AL Pitcher of the Week Award.
In 1982 Clear had his best season, with a career-high 14 wins and 109 strikeouts. He added a 3.00 ERA in 105 innings. His 14 saves were 9th-most in the American League. He was again voted an All Star.