Griffith, Clark

Clark Calvin Griffith
Born: November 20, 1869, Clear Creek, Missouri
Died: October 27, 1955, Washington, District of Columbia
Played For: 
St. Louis Browns (1891), Boston Reds (1891), Chicago Colts, Orphans (1893-1900), Chicago White Sox (1901-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1907), Cincinnati Reds (1909), Washington Senators (1912-1914)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

Known as The Old Fox, Clark Griffith was an imaginative player, manager and owner. As a pitcher, he topped the 20-victory mark six years in a row for the White Stockings, amassing 237 career victories. In 1901, as a player-manager, he led Chicago to the first American League pennant. An innovative owner, Griffith worked within a limited budget, signing many Latino players, reworking the waiver rules, courting publicity, and keeping the Senators franchise afloat from his arrival in Washington in 1912 to his death in 1955.

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Did You Know: 
that Clark Griffith was the first manager of the New York Yankees, then known as the Highlanders?
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