Note: This page is for 1910s and 1920s pitcher Clarence Mitchell; for the first baseman in 1938, click here.
Clarence Elmer Mitchell
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Franklin (NE) High School
- Debut June 2, 1911
- Final Game June 21, 1932
- Born February 22, 1891 in Franklin, NE USA
- Died November 6, 1963 in Grand Island, NE USA
Clarence Mitchell was one of the last legal spitballers. He hit into the only triple play in World Series history, playing for the Brooklyn Robins against the Cleveland Indians in the 1920 World Series, which was turned (unassisted) by Bill Wambsganss. Otto Miller was the runner at first base and Pete Kilduff was on at second. He then grounded into a double play in his next at-bat. Ironically, Mitchell was one of the better hitting pitchers of his day, with a career batting average of .252 and decent peripheral statistics; as a result, he was used regularly in the outfield and at first base.
- NL Shutouts Leader (1921)