Clarke, Fred, 1872-1960

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With 2,703 career hits and 1,602 managerial wins, Fred Clarke excelled both on the field and in the dugout. In his first big league game, he went 5-for-5 on his way to fashioning a career .315 batting average and topping the .300 mark in 11 seasons. In 1903, he led the league in doubles and slugging average while piloting the Pirates to an appearance in the first modern World Series. A full-time player-manager in 16 of his 19 seasons at the helm, Clarke led his clubs to 14 first-place division finishes. Source used for biographical sketch www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers.

From the description of Fred Clarke Scrapbooks : scrapbook, 1889-1955. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 455420964

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creatorOf Clarke, Fred 1872-1960. Fred Clarke Scrapbooks : scrapbook, 1889-1955. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Clarke, Annette Gray. 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates scrapbook : scrapbook, 1901. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn [Player file : Clarke, Fred Clifford, 1894- / compiled by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y.]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Fred Clarke scrapbook : scrapbook, 1894-1899. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Cooper, M. R. [Wilbur Cooper Scrapbook, 1911-1964, (bulk 1911-1923) / compiled by M.R. Cooper.]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
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associatedWith Louisville Colonels (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Mascots Baseball Club (Amateur) corporateBody
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associatedWith Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith World series 1909. corporateBody
associatedWith World series 1925. corporateBody
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Iowa--Des Moines
Kentucky--Louisville
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Birth 1872-10-03

Death 1960-08-14

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