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Harlond Benton "Darkie" Clift
Birth: Aug. 12, 1912
El Reno
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1992
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He spent 12 seasons in the major leagues as a third baseman with the St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators. He made his major league debut on April 17, 1934 and appeared in his final major league game on September 20, 1945. In 1937 he was selected as an American League All-Star representative, and was considered one of the greatest fielders of his era. He established major league records for double plays and assists during the 1937 season that remained unbroken for nearly three and a half decades. The following year he became the first third baseman in major league history to hit 30 or more home runs in a single season. He scored 100 or more runs during seven of his 12 major league seasons, and was walked 100 times or more during six seasons. He appeared in 1,582 games during his major league career, finishing with 1,558 hits, 178 home runs and a career .272 batting average. In 1977 he was inducted into the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alvin Benton Clift (1887 - 1954)
  Amy Jane Clift (1892 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Cora Mary Clift (1916 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Terrace Heights Memorial Park
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Plot: Remains Cremated
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Nov 08, 2007
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Harlond Benton Darkie Clift
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
You were one of the best, but now you are in heaven playing the hot corner with Cy, Babe, Jackie, Christy and all the rest. Hit one deep!!
- Rudy Martinez
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
I light a candle for Harlond Benton "Darkie" Clift ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
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