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William Jones “Boileryard” Clarke

  • Birth 18 Oct 1868 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1959 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 12938570

Major League Baseball Player. Catcher and first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles from 1893-1898 winning two National League pennants from '94-'96. He was purchased by the Boston Beaneaters in 1899-1900. The next year, he went to the Washington Senators in the newly established American League playing until 1904 when he was released and picked up by the New York Giants. Over his 13 year career, he batted .256, 858 hits and 20 home runs. He was a coach for the Princeton University Tigers in Princeton, New Jersey while still an active player in 1897. He returned in 1909 after he left baseball and stayed until 1927. He returned as an assistant in 1934, later becoming head coach until 1944.

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  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 9 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12938570
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Jones “Boileryard” Clarke (18 Oct 1868–29 Jul 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12938570, citing Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .