Clem Clemens

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Clement Lambert Clemens

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"Clem Clemens, a catcher for the St. Louis Americans, announced he would depart for Chicago on a late train, but he would not admit nor deny published rumors that he had joined the Chicago Federal team. Clemens was a drafted player who had been notified by Manager Rickey of his proposed transfer to a Pacific Coast League club." - Sporting Life, April 18, 1914, about Clem Clemens taking advantage of the existence of the new Federal League

"A visitor at local Federal headquarters was catcher Clemens, of the Chicago champions. "Clem" is here looking after the oil interests of Mordecai Brown and Claude Hendrix, who have leased 185 acres of ground in Wildwood, near Pittsburgh. Clemens said the Federal League Oil Company in Shreveport, Tex., is ready to pay a dividend on $42,000 worth of stock." - Sporting Life, November 6, 1915

Clem Clemens played 34 games for Chicago in two major leagues. The Chicago Whales won the pennant in the Federal League's final year, with Clem catching 24 games over their two seasons. In 1916, he played 10 games for the Chicago Cubs. There was another major leaguer named Clemens in the bigs in 1914, Bob Clemens, and there were several other minor leaguers with that name active in the same general period.

Clem attended Notre Dame from 1910-1911, when Cy Williams was there. Clem was already playing minor league ball with the Des Moines Boosters in 1910.

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