Cardinal Great Jack Clark On WKDQ
I will never forget that moment in 1985 when my beloved Dodgers were one out away from the World Series when Jack Clark came to the plate with two on and two out in the ninth, Dodgers leading 5-4. Tom Niedenfuer threw a pitch that Clark crushed into the left field pavillion giving the Cardinals a 7-5 win over the Dodgers and a trip to the World Series against Kansas City. This morning he walks into the WKDQ studio and I told him I couldn’t believe Tommy LaSorda didn’t walk you with first base open, Clark laughed and we got down to the business of prostate cancer. Tonight, Clark is the host of the 10th annual men’s health and prostate cancer awareness program , ‘A Night At the Ballpark with Jack Clark’ at Bosse Field. Clark will give a presentation after the Otters’ game about his own personal experience with the disease. Clark talked with us about losing his father to prostate cancer mainly because his father was stubborn and ignored trouble signals for a long time, which a lot of men do. We somehow think it won’t happen to us or we just don’t want to know what a screening may reveal. Clark discussed the importance of annual prostate cancer screenings and early detection. He pointed out that if his father had gotten checked early, he might very well still be here today. Clark’s interview was very direct and personal and you can meet him tonight at Bosse Field beginning at 5:30pm and then the Otters take the field at 6:35. Clark will sign autographs for $10 per autograph with all the proceeds benefitting the Cancer Care Options, Inc. Hear the complete interview with Clark below.