Unfortunately, he won’t be playing first base:
Will Clark, who remains one of the club’s most popular players since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958, is expected to be named to the Giants’ front-office staff on Wednesday.
The Giants issued a media advisory on Tuesday stating that Clark and Bill Neukom, the Giants’ managing general partner and chief executive officer, will be on a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning. Clark’s appointment is likely to be announced at that time.
As the article notes, the Giants are really good about keeping their history in the fold, as the team employs Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, and others in various capacities. I’m not sure to what extent other teams do this — I know the Tigers do — but whether these guys are doing actual front office work like Nolan Ryan or if they’re simply making public appearances like McCovey, keeping these connections strong can only be a good thing.
As for Clark, while I know he has some baggage, I’ve always loved the guy. Great swing. Just carried himself like I always thought a Ballplayer should. I had a serious flirtation with Giants fandom in the late 80s, and he had an awful lot to do with it. Well, him and Jeffrey Leonard. Forgive me: I’m not that big on team chemistry.