Clarke, Fred Clifford
- David L. Porter
Clarke, Fred Clifford (03 October 1872–14 August 1960), baseball player and manager, was born in Winterset, Iowa, the son of William D. Clarke and Lucy Cutler, farmers. His brother was the major league outfielder Joshua Clarke. He attended Dickenson, Iowa, public schools and played left field for the Des Moines Stars and Mascots in the Newsboys League and in 1891 for the Carroll, Iowa, semipro club. His professional baseball career began in 1892 with Hastings of the Nebraska State League, continued in 1893 with St. Joseph, Missouri, of the Western Association and Montgomery, Alabama, of the Southern League, and in 1894 with Savannah of the Southern League....