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Full Name: Fred Clifford Clarke Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 10.5"/165 First Game: June 30, 1894
Birthdate: October 3, 1872 Final Game: September 23, 1915
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa MLB Experience: 20 years
Died: August 14, 1960
Deathplace: Winfield, Kansas
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945


Biography

Fred Clarke (Fred Clifford Clarke) was born on October 3, 1872 in Winterset, Iowa. He made his Major League debut on June 30, 1894 for the Louisville Colonels. In 1894, his rookie year, he hit .268 with 7 home runs and 48 RBI. Clarke played for the Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of his 20 year career.

Most people believe that Fred Clarke's best season was 1897, when he stole 57 bases, hit for a .390 average and knocked in 67 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1894 LOU N 75 310 54 83 7 48 .268 .330 .416 11 7 25 27 4 1 25 0 0
1895 LOU N 132 550 96 191 4 82 .347 .396 .425 21 5 34 24 10 3 40 0 0
1896 LOU N 131 517 96 168 9 79 .325 .392 .476 15 18 43 34 14 7 34 0 0
1897 LOU N 128 518 120 202 6 67 .390 .462 .533 30 13 45 0 24 3 57 0 0
1898 LOU N 149 599 116 184 3 47 .307 .373 .401 23 12 48 0 15 5 40 0 0
1899 LOU N 148 602 122 206 5 70 .342 .406 .435 23 9 49 0 16 10 49 0 0
1900 PIT N 106 399 84 110 3 32 .276 .368 .396 15 12 51 0 7 9 21 0 0
1901 PIT N 129 527 118 171 6 60 .324 .395 .461 24 15 51 0 10 13 23 0 0
1902 PIT N 113 459 103 145 2 53 .316 .401 .449 27 14 51 0 14 6 29 0 0
1903 PIT N 104 427 88 150 5 70 .351 .414 .532 32 15 41 0 5 13 21 0 0
1904 PIT N 72 278 51 85 0 25 .306 .367 .410 7 11 22 0 5 8 11 0 0
1905 PIT N 141 525 95 157 2 51 .299 .368 .402 18 15 55 0 2 22 24 0 0
1906 PIT N 118 417 69 129 1 39 .309 .371 .412 14 13 40 0 1 20 18 0 0
1907 PIT N 148 501 97 145 2 59 .289 .383 .389 18 13 68 0 8 16 37 0 0
1908 PIT N 151 551 83 146 2 53 .265 .349 .363 18 15 65 0 6 22 24 0 0
1909 PIT N 152 550 97 158 3 68 .287 .384 .373 16 11 80 0 6 24 31 0 0
1910 PIT N 123 429 57 113 2 63 .263 .350 .373 23 9 53 23 4 29 12 0 0
1911 PIT N 110 392 73 127 5 49 .324 .407 .492 25 13 53 27 2 13 10 0 1
1913 PIT N 9 13 0 1 0 0 .077 .077 .154 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1914 PIT N 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 PIT N 1 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2242 8568 1619 2672 67 1015 .312 .386 .429 361 220 874 135 153 225 506 0 1

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1894 LOU N OF 75 0 0 162 15 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 .885
1895 LOU N OF 132 0 0 344 20 49 4 0 0 0 0 0 .881
1896 LOU N OF 131 0 0 277 18 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 .908
1897 LOU N OF 127 0 0 282 18 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1898 LOU N OF 149 0 0 344 19 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 .940
1899 LOU N OF 144 0 0 327 20 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1899 LOU N SS 3 0 0 13 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .759
1900 PIT N OF 104 0 0 263 8 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1901 PIT N OF 127 0 0 282 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1901 PIT N 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1901 PIT N SS 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1902 PIT N OF 113 0 0 215 13 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1903 PIT N OF 101 0 0 168 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1903 PIT N SS 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1904 PIT N OF 70 0 0 135 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1905 PIT N OF 137 0 0 270 16 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1906 PIT N OF 110 0 0 209 15 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1907 PIT N OF 144 0 0 298 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1908 PIT N OF 151 0 0 350 15 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1909 PIT N OF 152 0 0 362 17 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1910 PIT N OF 118 0 0 284 10 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1911 PIT N LF 101 101 878.1 216 8 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1911 PIT N OF 101 101 878.1 216 8 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1913 PIT N OF 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1915 PIT N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total SS 6 0 0 17 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .744
Total LF 101 101 878.1 216 8 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
Total OF 2189 101 878.1 4790 254 256 42 0 0 0 0 0 .952

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Louisville Colonels (June 28, 1894).
  • Traded by Louisville Colonels with Rube Waddell, Bert Cunningham, Deacon Phillippe, Jack Wadsworth, Chief Zimmer, Tacks Latimer, Tom Messitt, Mike Kelley, Claude Ritchey, Tommy Leach and Honus Wagner to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Jack Chesbro, Paddy Fox, John O'Brien, Art Madison and $25000 (December 8, 1899).

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