Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke

Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Death 14 Aug 1960 (aged 87)
Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, USA
Burial Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 4654 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Winterset, Iowa, he was a professional baseball player (1894-1915) and a Major League player manager (1897-1915). As a left fielder, he made his debut with the Louisville Colonels on June 30, 1894. For twenty-one seasons, he played with the Louisville Colonels (1894-99), Pittsburg Pirates (1900-15). During this time, he was also a player manager for the Louisville Colonels (1897-99) and the Pittsburg Pirates (1900-15), leading the Pirates to four National League pennants (1901-03 and 1909), a World Series Championship win in 1909, with an over all record of 1602 win and 1181 loss. He end his career with a record of 11 seasons with a .300 plus batting average, 2703 hits, 1620 runs scored, 67 homeruns, 1015 batted in and a life time .315 batting average. In 1945, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee as player. He died at age 87 in Winfield, Kansas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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