Mavs’ Bill Clark resigns; cites his lack of contributions

Sunday, June 20, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:59 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bill Clark resigned as the director of player procurement for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks on Thursday.

Clark, who joined the Mavericks in December, said he felt like he did not help the Mavericks as much as he would have liked.

“I felt like I had contributed very little to the organization because the kids I brought in (were released) immediately,” Clark said.

“I made some contributions, but not enough to make any difference. I didn’t get the players here that I felt would’ve turned the franchise around.

“I hope the paying public will accept the fact that (the Mavericks) are (4-25) right now and support them because I’d like to see pro baseball succeed around here.”

He said he lost “about 50 players” he had contacted to other independent leagues that paid better and covered more player expenses.

“It’s tougher to bring guys in here,” Clark said. “That’s a problem with the Frontier League, not just with the Mavs.

“I guess I’m not accustomed to this level of baseball, and it’s best I move on.”

Clark had been a scout since 1968. He tracked players for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds before taking international scouting director positions for the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres.

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