20. Clark Griffith
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 20, 1869 in Clear Creek, MO USA
  • Weight: 156 lbs.
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 11, 1891
  • Final Game: October 07, 1914
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Clark Griffith would be one of the most consistent Pitchers of the 1890s, where, as a member of the Chicago Colts/Orphans, he would have six straight seasons (1894 to 1899) of at least 21 Wins.  Griffith won 152 Games for the franchise and was the ERA leader with 1.88 in 1898.

He would be one of many players to jump to the American League (Chicago White Sox), and he was responsible for getting many others to join.  He would later be a Manager and was the owner of the Washington Senators for decades.

Clarkson would be chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 as a Pioneer/Executive by the Veteran’s Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 8/??/93.
  • Departed: Jumped to the Chicago White Sox of the American League.
  • Games Played: 265
  • Notable Statistics: 152 Wins
    96 Losses
    252 Games Started
    3.40 ERA
    240 Complete Games
    13 Games Finished
    1 Save
    2,188.2 Innings Pitched
    573 Strikeouts
    3.82 FIP
    1.353 WHIP
    47.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Lowest ERA (1898)
    Most Shutouts (1900)
    Highest ERA+ (1898)

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