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Fred Clarke

Fred Clifford Clarke (Cap)

Position: Leftfielder
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, 1,786th 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)
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
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1894 LOU NL 21 OF 76 201 163 15 23 2 .886 2.34 .915 2.30 76-0-0
1895 LOU NL 22 OF 132 413 344 20 49 4 .881 2.76 .917 2.18 132-0-0
1896 LOU NL 23 OF 131 325 277 18 30 2 .908 2.25 .933 2.16 131-0-0
1897 LOU NL 24 OF 129 327 285 18 24 0 .927 2.35 .936 2.10 128-3-0
1898 LOU NL 25 OF 149 386 344 19 23 3 .940 2.44 .937 2.08 148-0-2
1899 LOU NL 26 OF 145 361 328 20 13 2 .964 2.40 .944 2.15 145-0-0
1899 LOU NL 26 SS 3 29 13 9 7 0 .759 7.33 .910 5.67
1900 PIT NL 27 OF 104 287 263 8 16 2 .944 2.61 .940 2.17 104-0-0
1901 PIT NL 28 OF 127 304 282 13 9 0 .970 2.32 .942 2.06 127-0-0
1901 PIT NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1901 PIT NL 28 SS 1 6 1 2 3 1 .500 3.00 .925 5.70
1902 PIT NL 29 OF 113 238 215 13 10 2 .958 2.02 .945 1.97 110-0-4
1903 PIT NL 30 OF 101 185 168 10 7 3 .962 1.76 .942 1.94 101-0-0
1903 PIT NL 30 SS 2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .910 5.50
1904 PIT NL 31 OF 70 142 135 4 3 2 .979 1.99 .947 1.89 70-0-0
1905 PIT NL 32 OF 137 293 270 16 7 4 .976 2.09 .955 1.97 137-0-0
1906 PIT NL 33 OF 110 230 209 15 6 3 .974 2.04 .959 1.89 110-0-0
1907 PIT NL 34 OF 144 317 298 15 4 2 .987 2.17 .960 1.98 144-0-0
1908 PIT NL 35 OF 151 375 350 15 10 2 .973 2.42 .960 2.04 150-1-0
1909 PIT NL 36 OF 152 384 362 17 5 2 .987 2.49 .961 2.07 152-0-0
1910 PIT NL 37 OF 118 304 284 10 10 4 .967 2.49 .959 2.17 118-0-0
1911 PIT NL 38 OF 101 231 216 8 7 3 .970 2.22 .960 2.15 101-0-0
1913 PIT NL 40 OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20 2-0-0
1915 PIT NL 42 LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1915 PIT NL 42 OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
20 Seasons OF 2193 1 0 5305 4795 254 256 42 .952 2.30 .945 2.07 2187-4-6
3 Seasons SS 6 39 17 12 10 1 .744 4.83 .912 5.62
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1 Season (incomplete) LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
21 Seasons TOT 2200 1 0 5344 4812 266 266 43 .950 2.31 .945 2.08 2187-4-6
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1894 LOU NL 21 76 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 0 76 0
1895 LOU NL 22 132 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 0 132 0
1896 LOU NL 23 131 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 0 0 131 0
1897 LOU NL 24 130 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 3 0 129 0
1898 LOU NL 25 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 2 149 0
1899 LOU NL 26 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 3 145 0 0 145 0
1900 PIT NL 27 106 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 0 0 104 0
1901 PIT NL 28 129 129 0 0 0 0 1 1 127 0 0 127 0
1902 PIT NL 29 113 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 4 113 0
1903 PIT NL 30 104 104 0 0 0 0 0 2 101 0 0 101 0
1904 PIT NL 31 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 0 0 70 0
1905 PIT NL 32 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 137 0
1906 PIT NL 33 118 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 110 0
1907 PIT NL 34 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 144 0
1908 PIT NL 35 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 1 0 151 0
1909 PIT NL 36 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 0
1910 PIT NL 37 123 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 118 0
1911 PIT NL 38 110 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 0
1913 PIT NL 40 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
1914 PIT NL 41 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 PIT NL 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
21 Seasons 2246 2246 0 0 0 0 1 6 2187 4 6 2193 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1936 Veterans (11.5%)
1937 BBWAA (10.9%)
1938 BBWAA (24.0%)
1939 BBWAA (21.5%)
1942 BBWAA (24.9%)
1945 BBWAA (21.5%)
1945 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1945
by Old Timers Committee

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  132 (2nd)
1896 NL  131 (5th)
1898 NL  149 (5th)
1907 NL  144 (4th)
1908 NL  151 (5th)
1909 NL  152 (3rd)
Career  2,193 (27th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  344 (2nd)
1898 NL  344 (3rd)
1899 NL  328 (5th)
1907 NL  298 (3rd)
1908 NL  350 (2nd)
1909 NL  362 (1st)
Career  4,795 (31st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
Career  254 (22nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  49 (1st)
1896 NL  30 (1st)
1897 NL  24 (4th)
1898 NL  23 (5th)
Career  256 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
Career  42 (58th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  2.76 (2nd)
1900 NL  2.61 (3rd)
1901 NL  2.32 (5th)
1908 NL  2.42 (5th)
1909 NL  2.49 (2nd)
1910 NL  2.49 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1901 NL  .970 (3rd)
1905 NL  .976 (4th)
1907 NL  .987 (1st)
1908 NL  .973 (5th)
1909 NL  .987 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1909 NL  born 1872-10-03 (8th)
1910 NL  born 1872-10-03 (7th)
1911 NL  born 1872-10-03 (5th)
1913 NL  born 1872-10-03 (2nd)
1914 NL  born 1872-10-03 (1st)
1915 NL  born 1872-10-03 (1st)

                                         

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