Clark Griffith

Birthdate 11/20/1869
Death Date 10/27/1955
Debut Year 1891
Year of Induction 1946
Teams Browns, Cubs, Reds, Senators, White Sox, Yankees
Positions Executive, Manager, Owner, Pitcher

The first skipper of the Yankees, Clark Griffith  won 237-games and is the only person to serve 20+ years as an MLB player, manager, and owner. 

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Clark Griffith writes to Eddie Collins in 1926; Collins replies

Clark Griffith writes to Eddie Collins in 1926; Collins replies

As owner of the Washington Senators, Clark Griffith fielded many offers for trades. In this letter of November 29, 1926 Griffith writes to fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Collins expressing his sorrow that Collins was deposed as manager of the White Sox. With Collins as their second baseman and manager Chicago finished the 1926 campaign
Clark Griffith receives annual AL passes for President Eisenhower and VP Nixon

Clark Griffith receives annual AL passes for President Eisenhower and VP Nixon

This letter, between two Hall of Famers represents the intersection between baseball and politics. Signed by William Harridge and dated March 29, 1955, this correspondence is written to Washington Senators owner and Hall of Fame member Clark Griffith. Harridge informs
Clark Griffith presents the pass to President Eisenhower at the White House

Clark Griffith presents the pass to President Eisenhower at the White House

A smiling 85-year-old Clark Griffith poses with Ike after giving the president a pass for all American League games for the 1955 season.Voted into the Hall of Fame in 1946 Griffith posted six consecutive 20-win seasons as a Cubs from 1894-1901. His career as a
Former Senator Buddy Lewis recalls Clark Griffith

Former Senator Buddy Lewis recalls Clark Griffith

Buddy Lewis broke in with Clark Griffith’s Senators in 1935 and played for Washington throughout his 11-year career. Lewis had an outstanding run before becoming a World War II pilot. From his first full season in 1936 until 1941 when he left the Senators for the war, Lewis hit over .300 three

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