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 Jay Justin Clarke

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Jay Justin Clarke Famous memorial

Birth
Amherstburg, Essex County, Ontario, Canada
Death
15 Jun 1949 (aged 66)
River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot
Cremated
Memorial ID
42423174 View Source

Major League Baseball Player. He was a catcher for five teams in nine years in the majors. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1905), Cleveland Naps (1905 to 1910), St. Louis Browns (1911), Philadelphia Phillies (1919), and finished with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920). In 1,536 plate appearances he batted a modest .254 with 127 runs batted in. Although he only hit 6 home runs in the majors, on June 15, 1902, he reportedly hit 8 home runs in 8 at bats playing for the Corsicana Oil Citys in the Texas League. The home run total was the subject of controversy because the ballpark had a short right field fence and the official scorer may have padded the numbers. Despite the questions, at the time it was regarded as one of the most famous feats in minor league history.

Major League Baseball Player. He was a catcher for five teams in nine years in the majors. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1905), Cleveland Naps (1905 to 1910), St. Louis Browns (1911), Philadelphia Phillies (1919), and finished with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920). In 1,536 plate appearances he batted a modest .254 with 127 runs batted in. Although he only hit 6 home runs in the majors, on June 15, 1902, he reportedly hit 8 home runs in 8 at bats playing for the Corsicana Oil Citys in the Texas League. The home run total was the subject of controversy because the ballpark had a short right field fence and the official scorer may have padded the numbers. Despite the questions, at the time it was regarded as one of the most famous feats in minor league history.

Bio by: Mel Bashore


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 27 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 42423174
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42423174/jay-justin-clarke: accessed ), memorial page for Jay Justin Clarke (15 Dec 1882–15 Jun 1949), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42423174, citing Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .