Clark Griffith - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Clark Calvin Griffith (1869-1955) played 20 seasons in the Major Leagues, managed for 20 seasons, and purchased majority interest in the Washington Senators where he remained the primary owner until he died in 1955. Griffith was a well-travelled pitcher playing for seven different teams from 1891-1914, primarily for the Chicago Colts/Orphans (1893-1900) New York Highlanders (1903-1907) and the Washington Senators 91912-1914). Clark had seven 20-win seasons and led the league in complete games, winning percentage and ERA once each and shutouts and games finished twice. The Old Fox compiled a respectable 237-146 record with 337 complete games, 955 strikeouts and a career 3.31 ERA before becoming a manager and executive. As a manager, Griffith skippered the White Sox (1901), Highlanders (1903-1908), Reds (1909-1911) and Senators (1912-1920) as player/manager. Though his playing days essentially ended around 1907, he made sporadic appearances for his clubs until 1914. In 1901, he guided the White Sox to the American League pennant. As an owner, he entrusted his club to two 27-year old managers - in 1924 Bucky Harris and 1933 Joe Cronin – both of which guided the Senators to the American League pennant with Bucky Harris skippered the club to the 1924 World Series championship. The Veterans Committee elected Clark Calvin Griffith to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Clark Griffith
  • Clark Griffith Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
4 VG+ 3.5
5 VG 3

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
03/09/2009 $804 8 90 Greg Bussineau Auctions 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities Auction Auction 50078140
12/12/2010 $632 8 104 Memory Lane, Inc. Wintertime Classics Auction Auction 50078140
12/14/2015 $346 7 288 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 03671653
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