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 Clark Calvin “The Old Fox” Griffith

Clark Calvin “The Old Fox” Griffith

Birth
Clear Creek, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Oct 1955 (aged 85)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 2386 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Executive. Nicknamed the Old Fox, he began his career as a right handed pitcher making his debut for the St Louis Browns on April 11, 1891. For the next twenty seasons, as a player he was off and on with the St Louis Browns in 1891, Chicago Colts-White Stockings (1893-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-07), Cincinnati Reds in 1909 and Washington Senators (1912-14). He was the National League earned run leader in 1898, two time shutout leader and won 20 games seven times. He finishing his playing career with a record of 237 wins, 146 loss, 337 complete games, 22 shutouts, 6 saves, 955 strikeouts and a 3.31 earned run average. As manager, he was at the helm with the Chicago White Stockings (1901-02), New York Highlanders (1903-08), Cincinnati Reds (1909-11), Washington Senators (1912-20) and finished his managerial career with 1491 wins, 1367 loss record. In1946, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee. From 1920, until his death at age 85 in 1955, he was owner of Washington Senators.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark Calvin “The Old Fox” Griffith (20 Nov 1869–27 Oct 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2386, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .