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Clark Griffith

Clark Calvin Griffith (The Old Fox)

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 156 lb.

Born: November 20, 1869 in Clear Creek, MO
School: Illinois State University (Normal, IL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1891 (Age 21.142, 1,578th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Orphans/Highlanders/WhiteSox/Browns/... 1891-1914

Last Game: October 7, 1914 (Age 44.321)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
   View Clark Griffith Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: October 27, 1955 in Washington, DC
Buried: Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD
Relatives: Uncle of Sherry Robertson
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Clark Griffith: 8 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead, 8 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
5 Tms
vs LHP4
vs RHP4
5 Opps
8 Pitchers
Brownie Foreman1
Frank Kitson1
Bill Carrick1
Jack Leiper1
Pink Hawley1
Casey Patten1
Wiley Piatt1
John Dolan1
5 Parks
WestSide Grd3
AmerLg Pk2
CongressSt G1
Hilltop Pk1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
1 Inside the Park
Game Totals
1·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
17 RBI
0 on1
1 on6
3 on1
Any on7
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1891 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1891-06-27 STL COL John Dolan b 7 4 1
2 2 2 1 1891-09-04 BOS COL Jack Leiper b 4 2 1
1895 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
3 3 1 1 1895-06-26 CHC PIT Pink Hawley b 7 2 1
1896 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
4 4 1 1 1896-06-25 CHC PIT Brownie Foreman b 6 2 9 1
1900 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
5 5 1 1 1900-05-23 CHC PHI Wiley Piatt b 7 1 1
1901 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
6 6 1 1 1901-06-07 CHW @ WSH Bill Carrick t 6 2 9 1
7 7 2 1 1901-08-20 CHW @ WSH Casey Patten t 6 2 2 9 1 IPHR
1903 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
8 8 1 1 1903-07-14 NYY DET Frank Kitson b 4 2 9 1

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1913 to 2016, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.