Annette Gray Clarke was the wife of Fred Clarke, who played for the Louisville Colonels of the National League (1894-1899, 1897-1899 as a player-manager) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1911, 1913-1915 as a player-manager). In 1912, Clarke served only as the team's manager. After his playing career concluded, Clarke continued to work for the Pirates organization, as a coach and in their front office. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered Major League Baseball in 1882 as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies of the American Association. In 1887, the team entered the National League as the Pittsburgh Innocents. After the failure of the Player's League, the Innocents were renamed the Pirates after a story surfaced that the organization "pirated" a player from Philadelphia.
From the description of 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates scrapbook : scrapbook, 1901. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 50396587