Fred Clifford Clarke (Cap)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: October 3, 1872 in Winterset, IA
Signed as a Free Agent with the Louisville Colonels in 1894. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1894 (Age 21.270, 1,784th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1894 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Colonels 1894-1915
Last Game: September 23, 1915 (Age 42.355) vs. BSN 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1945. No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
View Fred Clarke Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: August 14, 1960 in Winfield, KS
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Winfield, KS
Relatives: Brother of Josh Clarke and Brother-In-Law of Chick Fraser
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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