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Full Name: Clark Calvin Griffith Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 6.5"/156 First Game: April 11, 1891
Birthdate: November 20, 1869 Final Game: October 7, 1914
Birthplace: Clear Creek, Missouri MLB Experience: 20 years
Died: October 27, 1955
Deathplace: Washington, D.C.
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946


Biography

Born on November 20, 1869 in Clear Creek, Missouri, Clark Griffith (Clark Calvin Griffith) played for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Reds, Chicago Colts, Chicago Orphans, Chicago White Sox, New York Highlanders, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Senators over the course of his 20 year career. Griffith broke into the bigs on April 11, 1891 with the St. Louis Browns, and put up a 3.74 ERA in 226.1 innings pitched in 1891, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Clark Griffith's best season was 1898, when he posted a 1.88 ERA, won 24 games and struck out 97 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1891 STL a 27 17 11 8 3.33 68 122 69 12 0 0 186.1 195 8 58 0 0 0
1891 BOS a 7 4 3 1 5.62 20 33 25 3 0 0 40 47 3 15 0 0 0
1891 TOT a 34 21 14 9 3.74 88 155 94 15 0 0 226.1 242 11 73 0 0 0
1893 CHI N 4 2 1 2 5.03 9 14 11 2 0 0 19.2 24 1 5 0 0 0
1894 CHI N 36 30 21 14 4.92 71 193 143 28 0 0 261.1 328 12 85 0 5 0
1895 CHI N 42 41 26 14 3.93 79 228 154 39 0 0 353 434 11 91 0 7 0
1896 CHI N 36 35 23 11 3.54 81 189 125 35 0 0 317.2 370 3 70 0 1 0
1897 CHI N 41 38 21 18 3.72 102 231 142 38 1 1 343.2 410 3 86 0 11 17
1898 CHI N 38 38 24 10 1.88 97 105 68 36 4 0 325.2 305 1 64 0 6 20
1899 CHI N 38 38 22 14 2.79 73 163 99 35 0 0 319.2 329 5 65 0 1 14
1900 CHI N 30 30 14 13 3.05 61 126 84 27 4 0 248 245 6 51 0 5 16
1901 CHI A 35 30 24 7 2.67 67 114 79 26 5 1 266.2 275 4 50 0 2 4
1902 CHI A 28 24 15 9 4.18 51 117 99 20 3 0 213 247 11 47 0 3 16
1903 NY A 25 24 14 11 2.70 69 92 64 22 2 0 213 201 3 33 0 6 6
1904 NY A 16 11 7 5 2.87 36 40 32 8 1 0 100.1 91 3 16 0 4 4
1905 NY A 25 7 9 6 1.68 46 30 19 4 2 1 101.2 82 1 15 0 3 1
1906 NY A 17 2 2 2 3.02 16 30 20 1 0 2 59.2 58 0 15 0 3 4
1907 NY A 4 0 0 0 8.64 5 16 8 0 0 0 8.1 15 0 6 0 0 0
1909 CIN N 1 1 0 1 6.00 3 8 4 1 0 0 6 11 0 2 0 0 0
1912 WAS A 1 0 0 0 .00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1913 WAS A 1 0 0 0 .00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1914 WAS A 1 0 0 0 .00 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 266 253 152 97 3.40 576 1257 830 241 9 1 2194.2 2456 42 519 0 36 67
Total AL 153 98 71 40 3.00 291 440 322 81 13 5 964.2 972 23 182 0 21 35
Total AA 34 21 14 9 3.74 88 155 94 15 0 0 226.1 242 11 73 0 0 0
Total 453 372 237 146 3.31 955 1852 1246 337 22 6 3385.2 3670 76 774 0 57 102

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1891 STL a P 27 0 0 8 45 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1891 BOS a P 7 0 0 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .778
1891 BOS a OF 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1891 TOT a P 34 0 0 10 50 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1893 CHI N P 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1894 CHI N SS 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1894 CHI N P 36 0 0 20 45 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1894 CHI N OF 7 0 0 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .727
1895 CHI N OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1895 CHI N P 42 0 0 27 81 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1896 CHI N P 36 0 0 20 79 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1897 CHI N SS 2 0 0 5 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1897 CHI N 3B 1 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1897 CHI N OF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1897 CHI N P 41 0 0 23 85 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1897 CHI N 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1898 CHI N P 38 0 0 18 82 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1899 CHI N SS 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1899 CHI N P 38 0 0 17 109 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1900 CHI N P 30 0 0 9 57 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1901 CHI A P 35 0 0 9 78 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1902 CHI A P 28 0 0 10 55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 CHI A OF 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1903 NY A P 25 0 0 8 50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1904 NY A P 16 0 0 3 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1905 NY A P 25 0 0 1 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1905 NY A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1906 NY A P 17 0 0 1 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1907 NY A P 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1909 CIN N P 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1912 WAS A P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1912 WAS A 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1913 WAS A P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1913 WAS A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1914 WAS A P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 453 0 0 179 863 64 22 0 0 0 0 0 .942
Total 3B 1 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Total SS 4 0 0 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .714
Total 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total OF 18 0 0 13 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1891 STL a 27 77 11 12 1 8 .156 .253 .208 1 0 8 15 2 0 2 0 0
1891 BOS a 10 23 6 4 1 3 .174 .367 .435 1 1 6 5 1 0 1 0 0
1891 TOT a 37 100 17 16 2 11 .160 .282 .260 2 1 14 20 3 0 3 0 0
1893 CHI N 4 11 1 2 0 2 .182 .182 .182 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1894 CHI N 46 142 27 33 0 15 .232 .339 .324 5 4 23 9 0 0 6 0 0
1895 CHI N 43 144 20 46 1 27 .319 .391 .361 3 0 16 9 1 2 2 0 0
1896 CHI N 38 135 22 36 1 16 .267 .313 .356 5 2 9 7 0 2 3 0 0
1897 CHI N 46 162 27 38 0 21 .235 .311 .333 8 4 18 0 0 3 2 0 0
1898 CHI N 38 122 15 20 0 15 .164 .244 .230 2 3 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
1899 CHI N 39 120 15 31 0 14 .258 .346 .300 5 0 14 0 2 4 2 0 0
1900 CHI N 30 95 16 24 1 7 .253 .311 .347 4 1 8 0 0 1 2 0 0
1901 CHI A 35 89 21 27 2 14 .303 .446 .427 3 1 23 0 0 3 0 0 0
1902 CHI A 35 92 11 20 0 8 .217 .273 .250 3 0 7 0 0 3 0 0 0
1903 NY A 25 69 5 11 1 7 .159 .284 .261 4 0 11 0 1 2 1 0 0
1904 NY A 16 42 2 6 0 1 .143 .217 .190 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
1905 NY A 26 32 2 7 0 5 .219 .286 .313 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
1906 NY A 17 18 0 2 0 1 .111 .238 .111 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
1907 NY A 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CIN N 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CIN N 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 WAS A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 WAS A 1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 WAS A 1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 286 933 144 230 3 117 .247 .322 .320 32 14 101 26 3 14 18 0 0
Total AL 162 347 41 75 3 38 .216 .318 .297 15 2 51 0 1 13 1 0 0
Total AA 37 100 17 16 2 11 .160 .282 .260 2 1 14 20 3 0 3 0 0
Total 485 1380 202 321 8 166 .233 .318 .310 49 17 166 46 7 27 22 0 0

Transactions

  • Released by St. Louis Browns (July, 1891).
  • Signed by Boston Reds (@August, 1891).
  • Signed by Chicago Colts (August, 1893).

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