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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Orphans/Highlanders/WhiteSox/Browns/... 1891-1914

Final Game: October 7, 1914 (Age 44.321)
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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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
1891 TOT AA 21 P 34 226.1 66 10 50 6 1 .909 2.39 1.76 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 STL AA 21 P 27 186.1 57 8 45 4 1 .930 2.56 1.96 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 BOS AA 21 P 7 40.0 9 2 5 2 0 .778 1.58 1.00 .908 2.54 2.46
1891 BOS AA 21 OF 3 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .907 1.87 2-0-1
1893 CHC NL 23 P 4 19.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 3.66 2.00 .912 2.52 2.45
1894 CHC NL 24 P 36 261.1 69 20 45 4 1 .942 2.24 1.81 .912 2.18 2.09
1894 CHC NL 24 OF 7 11 7 1 3 0 .727 1.14 .915 2.29 0-3-4
1894 CHC NL 24 SS 1 3 0 0 3 0 .000 0.00 .897 5.70
1895 CHC NL 25 P 42 353.0 117 27 81 9 2 .923 2.75 2.57 .918 2.52 2.42
1895 CHC NL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 2.20 0-0-1
1896 CHC NL 26 P 36 317.2 108 20 79 9 3 .917 2.80 2.75 .916 2.72 2.62
1897 CHC NL 27 P 41 343.2 114 23 85 6 3 .947 2.83 2.63 .920 2.54 2.44
1897 CHC NL 27 OF 2 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .935 2.10 1-1-0
1897 CHC NL 27 SS 2 14 5 8 1 1 .929 6.50 .907 5.75
1897 CHC NL 27 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.20
1897 CHC NL 27 3B 1 9 3 3 3 0 .667 6.00 .892 3.40
1898 CHC NL 28 P 38 325.2 105 18 82 5 2 .952 2.76 2.63 .918 2.65 2.55
1899 CHC NL 29 P 38 319.2 135 17 109 9 3 .933 3.55 3.32 .910 2.68 2.56
1899 CHC NL 29 SS 1 4 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00 .910 5.60
1900 CHC NL 30 P 30 248.0 72 9 57 6 0 .917 2.40 2.20 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 CHW AL 31 P 35 266.2 92 9 78 5 3 .946 2.94 2.49 .930 2.99 2.90
1902 CHW AL 32 P 28 213.0 65 10 55 0 1 1.000 2.75 2.32 .928 3.10 3.03
1902 CHW AL 32 OF 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .943 2.07 2-0-1
1903 NYY AL 33 P 25 213.0 59 8 50 1 1 .983 2.45 2.32 .948 3.19 3.13
1904 NYY AL 34 P 16 100.1 37 3 32 2 0 .946 3.14 2.19 .952 3.44 3.39
1905 NYY AL 35 P 25 101.2 25 1 23 1 0 .960 2.12 0.96 .942 3.25 3.21
1905 NYY AL 35 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1906 NYY AL 36 P 17 59.2 24 1 23 0 2 1.000 3.62 1.41 .948 3.23 3.17
1907 NYY AL 37 P 4 8.1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 4.32 1.00 .946 3.24 3.25
1909 CIN NL 39 P 1 6.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 7.50 5.00 .940 2.85 2.80
1912 WSH AL 42 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 4.90
1912 WSH AL 42 P 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1913 WSH AL 43 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-0
1913 WSH AL 43 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1914 WSH AL 44 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
20 Seasons P 453 0 0 3385.2 1106 179 863 64 22 .942 2.77 2.30 .922 2.74 2.68
7 Seasons OF 18 20 13 2 5 0 .750 0.83 .920 2.12 6-4-7
3 Seasons SS 4 21 6 9 6 1 .714 3.75 .906 5.70
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.20
1 Season 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 4.90
1 Season 3B 1 9 3 3 3 0 .667 6.00 .892 3.40
21 Seasons TOT 478 0 0 3385.2 1158 201 879 78 23 .933 2.77 2.26 .921 2.74 2.71 6-4-7
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
1891 STL AA 21 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 BOS AA 21 10 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0
1893 CHC NL 23 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1894 CHC NL 24 46 46 36 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 7 0
1895 CHC NL 25 43 43 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1896 CHC NL 26 38 38 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897 CHC NL 27 46 46 41 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 0
1898 CHC NL 28 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 CHC NL 29 39 39 38 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1900 CHC NL 30 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 CHW AL 31 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902 CHW AL 32 35 35 28 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0
1903 NYY AL 33 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1904 NYY AL 34 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 NYY AL 35 26 26 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1906 NYY AL 36 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907 NYY AL 37 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CIN NL 39 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CIN NL 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 WSH AL 42 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 WSH AL 43 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1914 WSH AL 44 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 485 485 453 0 1 1 1 4 6 4 7 18 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
1937 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1939 BBWAA ( 7.3%)
1942 BBWAA (30.5%)
1945 BBWAA (43.7%)
1946 Final Ballot (31.2%)
1946 Nominating Vote (36.1%)
1946 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1946
by Old Timers Committee

Putouts as P s c a p y
1895 NL  27 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1899 NL  109 (2nd)
Career  863 (42nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
Career  64 (58th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1899 NL  3.55 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1897 NL  2.63 (5th)
1899 NL  3.32 (2nd)
Career  2.30 (85th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1902 AL  1.000 (1st)
1903 AL  .983 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1907 AL  born 1869-11-20 (10th)
1909 NL  born 1869-11-20 (3rd)
1910 NL  born 1869-11-20 (2nd)
1912 AL  born 1869-11-20 (5th)
1913 AL  born 1869-11-20 (2nd)
1914 AL  born 1869-11-20 (1st)

                                         

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