Dad Clarke

William H. "Dad" Clarke (January 7, 1865 in Oswego, New York – June 3, 1911 in Lorain, Ohio) was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1888-1898. He would play for the Chicago White Stockings, New York Giants, Louisville Colonels, and Columbus Solons.

Dad Clarke
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Born: (1865-01-07)January 7, 1865
Oswego, New York
Died: June 3, 1911(1911-06-03) (aged 46)
Lorain, Ohio
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1888, for the Chicago White Stockings
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1898, for the Louisville Colonels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record44–51
Earned run average4.16


  • "Dad Clarke Out for Good: Famous Old Pitcher Dies from Stroke of Paralysis", Omaha Daily Bee, June 5, 1911, page 10 (available on line through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America database).

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