Fred Clarke

  • Card series: Diamond Heads '15
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Team: Pirates
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Fred Clifford Clarke (1872-1960) broke into MLB in a big way, going 5 for 5 in his 1st game (never bettered.) This Hall-of-Famer starred with the Pirates along with Honus Wagner and Vic Willis, winning 4 of the 9 titles held by the Pittsburgh franchise. Was player-mgr most of his career.

  • Hit over .300 eleven times, his .390 in ’97 was bested only by Wee Willie Keeler
  • Honored at Cooperstown as the “first of the successful ‘boy managers’” at age 24
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1945

Auction History