Dave is a native of Corning, New York, who now lives in Cape Coral, Florida, with his wife, Camilla, their daughter, Elica, and son Trey.

As an infant, Dave contracted polio. It stunted his growth and left him without the full use of his legs. But despite that, perhaps because of it, he was driven to excel in physical competition against so-called able-bodied people.

The Dave Clark story is likely the greatest "mostly unknown" professional sports account of our time, and teaches unforgettable life lessons that give hope to anyone facing a challenge whether large or small.

Dave's Awards and Honors Summary:

Dave Clark Pitching1952 - Polio Survivor.

1964 - Final Year of Little League.

1971 - Signed Pro Contract with Pittsburgh Pirates Organization.

1972 - Graduated Corning Community College.

1974 - Ithaca College Graduate in School of Physical Education.

1975 - Fireman of the Year as the top relief pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns.

1977 - Inducted to the Corning-Painted Post Hall of Fame.

1981 - Selected to the Swedish Elite Baseball League All-Star Team as a pitcher.

1984 - Became Owner of the Indianapolis Clowns.

1996 - Worked with Team USA at the Atlanta Olympics.

1996 - Received a national Giant Steps Award for coaching.

1996 - Founder of Swedish Little League.

1997 - Named Manager in the Swedish Elite League All-Star Game.

1999 - Received the National Heroes of Sports Award.

1999 - Pitching Coach Atlanta Braves.

2001 - Received the Corning Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.

2002 - Inducted into the Ithaca College Hall of Fame.

2008 - Published "Diamond in the Rough" The Dave Clark Story, As told to Roger Neumann.

2010 - One of the "150 Heroes: People in Sports Who Make This a Better World" by Richard Lapchick.

2011 - Bo Jackson Courage award winner, presented by the Pitch & Hit Club. 2011 - Launched the Dave Clark "Pulling Each Other Along" award.

2011 - Paul Harris Fellow award winner, presented by The Rotary International.

Dave is currently a motivational speaker, envoy coach for Major League Baseball International, and radio analyst for the Florida Everblades. For more information go to the Dave Clark Baseball website: www.DaveClarkBaseball.com or call 607-329-0010.

 

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