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Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates

Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates
Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates

Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates    Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates

Fred Clarke was born on a farm near Winterset, Iowa. At age two, his family moved as part of a covered wagon.

Before relocating to Des Moines, Iowa. Where his boss was future Baseball Hall of Fame member, Ed Barrow. In 1892, a professional team in Hastings, Nebraska. Sent a railroad ticket to Des Moines semiprofessional player Byron McKibbon, but McKibbon backed out and gave the ticket to Clarke instead. Clarke impressed the Hastings team and he signed his first professional contract.

He was in the Southern League. At age 21 and played for teams in Montgomery, Alabama. Clarke was discovered in the minor leagues. By Louisville part-owner, Barney Dreyfuss.

And joined the Colonels in 1894. In his first game, he collected five hits. Which is still a Major League record. In his second season, he asserted himself with a batting average of. 347, 191 hits and 96 runs. Which were all best on the team by far. As a player, he hit a career-high. Only the best average of Willie Keeler. S career stopped Clarke from winning his only batting title. For many years, Clarke's 1897 average was listed as.

Despite Clarke's excellent hitting and the presence of fellow Hall of Famers Honus Wagner. The team struggled for several years.

While in Louisville, Clarke was teamed up with pitcher Chick Fraser. Clarke and Fraser became brothers-in-law. When the Colonels folded, Barney Dreyfuss became the owner of the Pittsburgh franchise and tapped Clarke, Wagner, Waddell, Deacon Phillippe. And others to accompany him. In the 1909 World Series.

211 but hit both of Pittsburgh's home runs and had more home runs and RBI than any player on either team. Clarke also set a record for most walks for one player in a World Series game with four in Game 7. In 1900, Clarke joined the Pittsburgh Pirates.

As a player and manager, roles he would embrace until his retirement in 1915. Was arguably the best hitting season of Clarke's career as he led the Major Leagues in slugging average. And led the National League in doubles.

He finished second only to his teammate, Honus Wagner, for the National League batting title. In the first World Series. Outpitched Pittsburgh overall and won the series in eight games.

On August 23, 1910, Clarke recorded four assists. From the outfield in one game, tying a Major League record. The following season, his last as a regular player, 38-year-old Clarke made 10 putouts.

In left field in one game on April 25, 1911. Clarke played just 12 more games after 1911, the last three as the oldest active player in the majors. Clarke finished his career with a.

312 batting average and is seventh on the all-time triples. He led his team to four National League. Pennants (1901, 1902, 1903 and 1909) and one World Series.

The 1902 Pirates lost only 36 games under Clarke's guidance, tying a modern-era record. Giving him the Major League record for wins by a manager. Clarke's record, in turn, was broken by John McGraw. In addition to the four pennants and one World Series, Clarke managed Pittsburgh to five second-place seasons, three third-place seasons, and two 100-win seasons. Note that items with COAs come with individual COAs, sticker usually on back of item. I do not accept "Best Offer". Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this policy! New items will be added the first of the month... Prices on existing items will be reduced at the end of each month. The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers, George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the better part of the 20th century-from 1929 to the 1990s.

Their tenure had an auspicious beginning, to say the least. In 1929, Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Gabby Hartnett sought out the ballclub's previous photographer.

A listing leapt out at them: studio photographer George C. Burke, whose office was located near Wrigley Field. Thus began the baseball photography career of George Burke, who had no prior sports experience, and thus ended the career of photographer Francis Burke-the Cubs' time-honored official cameraman and an unwitting victim of mistaken identity. George Burke hired a young, baseball-knowledgeable assistant named George Brace, and the two soon became a. Ever-present at Wrigley Field and. Burke and Brace endeavored to amass a complete portfolio of player portraits-a daunting task made possible by the fact that. Was the only city with both an American League and a National League franchise from 1929 all the way until Brace's retirement in 1993. Nary a visiting ballplayer refused a quick sitting during. Some even stopped by Burke and Brace's studio for additional, more formal portraits. The tandem was also well-known for endearingly candid pre-game and off-the-field shots-proof positive that both photographers were always welcomed by their famed subjects, embraced by them as friends at the stadium, at parties, in hotels, and on the street.

Who's Who in the Major Leagues. Were just a few of the publications in which Burke and Brace's work frequently appeared. In 1948, Burke suffered a heart attack. Brace carried on the business for several years in order to offset his partner's medical expenses.

Then, upon Burke's death in 1951, Brace reduced his commitment from a job to an all-encompassing hobby. Though no longer their official photographer, he was still allowed full access by the Cubs and Sox organizations. It was a privilege he would maintain up until his death, a half-century later. With the exception of time spent as a. Army medic in the South Pacific during World War II, Brace attended at least one game of every home series at Wrigley Field and. Throughout his entire 65-year career. For many of those years, he worked late shifts or odd jobs that paid his expenses and wouldn't conflict with the game schedule. He always liked to arrive at the ballpark several hours early, when players were just arriving and fans were nowhere to be seen. In 1994, his age finally caught up with him. Worsening eyesight forced his retirement from this long-time labor of love.

Brace followed baseball up until the end and also co-authored a book. The Game That Was: The George Brace Photo Collection. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes.

This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder, Downers Grove, Illinois. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items". The seller is "calabinder" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.

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Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates    Fred Clarke Baseball Hall of Famer Autographed Bank Check PSA SLAB Pirates