Clark Griffith

Clark Calvin Griffith
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1946
Primary team: Washington Senators
Primary position: Executive

Clark Griffith was a baseball pioneer his entire life. In 1901, “The Old Fox” became a player-manager for the Chicago White Sox in the new American League, leading them to the pennant. Griffith managed until 1920, when he became the Washington Senators’ principal owner after being a part-owner since 1912. Innovative with limited finances, he won three pennants, set up one of the first farm teams, hired entertainers for fans and signed many Cuban players. “He was the greatest humanitarian who ever lived, and the greatest pillar of honesty ever had,” said Bobo Newsom. “I never played for a better man.”

"He was a wonderful man, always helpful and kind. He wasn't like a boss, more like a father. He was more than a father to me, that man. "
Goose Goslin

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1946
Primary Team: Washington Senators
Position Played: Executive
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: Clear Creek, Missouri
Birth year: 1869
Died: 1955, Washington, District of Columbia
Played for:
St. Louis Browns (1891)
Boston Reds (1891)
Chicago Cubs (1893-1900)
Chicago White Sox (1901-1902)
New York Yankees (1903-1907)
Cincinnati Reds (1909)
Washington Senators (1912-1914)
Managed:
Chicago White Sox (1901-1902)
New York Yankees (1903-1908)
Cincinnati Reds (1909-1911)
Washington Senators (1912-1920)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
2918
WinsW
1491
LossesL
1367
Winning %Winning %
.522