Tony Clark confirmed as MLBPA executive director

The Sports NetworkMarch 27, 2014 

New York, NY ( - Tony Clark has been confirmed as the new executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Clark took over after Michael Weiner died in November and was appointed to the position in December by the executive board, but the entire general membership needed to approve the move.

A secret ballot distributed during spring training and an online process allowed players to vote. An actual tally was not disclosed, but the organization's release said Clark's appointment was "overwhelmingly confirmed" by the membership.

"I am honored to receive the support of the general membership in confirming my appointment as executive director," said Clark in a statement. "I look forward to working on behalf of the fraternity of all players, and to building on Michael's vision and the proud traditions and accomplished history of the Players Association."

Weiner, who led the union for close to four years, died Nov. 21 at the age of 51 after battling inoperable brain cancer for 15 months.

Clark was a former All-Star who played for six teams in 15 major league seasons. He joined the union in March 2010 as director of player relations.

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