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Portrait of Clark Griffith

Clark Griffith PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
20 3385.7 237 146 8 955 3.31
Birth Date11-20-1869
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1891 BS2 0 7 4 40.0 47 15 20 3 .000 10.6 3.4 0.7 4.5 0% -1.023 .000 1.55 4.13 5.62 0 0.00 0.0
1891 SL4 0 27 17 186.3 195 58 68 8 .000 9.4 2.8 0.4 3.3 0% -1.255 .000 1.36 3.66 3.33 0 0.00 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 4 2 19.7 24 5 9 1 .000 11.0 2.3 0.5 4.1 0% -1.438 .000 1.47 3.91 5.03 0 0.00 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 36 30 261.3 328 85 71 12 .000 11.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 0% -1.736 .000 1.58 5.00 4.92 0 0.00 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 42 41 353.0 434 91 79 11 .000 11.1 2.3 0.3 2.0 0% -2.084 .000 1.49 4.49 3.93 0 0.00 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 36 35 317.7 370 70 81 3 .000 10.5 2.0 0.1 2.3 0% -2.211 .000 1.39 3.68 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 41 38 343.7 410 86 102 3 .000 10.7 2.3 0.1 2.7 0% -1.957 .000 1.44 3.74 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
1898 CHN MLB 38 38 325.7 305 64 97 1 .000 8.4 1.8 0.0 2.7 0% -1.670 .000 1.13 2.99 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
1899 CHN MLB 38 38 319.7 329 65 73 5 .000 9.3 1.8 0.1 2.1 0% -2.064 .000 1.23 3.42 2.79 0 0.00 0.0
1900 CHN MLB 30 30 248.0 245 51 61 6 .000 8.9 1.9 0.2 2.2 0% -1.784 .000 1.19 3.46 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
1901 CHA MLB 35 30 266.7 275 50 67 4 .000 9.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 0% -2.168 .000 1.22 3.21 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
1902 CHA MLB 28 24 213.0 247 47 51 11 .000 10.4 2.0 0.5 2.2 0% -1.888 .000 1.38 3.89 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
1903 NYA MLB 25 24 213.0 201 33 69 3 .000 8.5 1.4 0.1 2.9 0% -1.784 .000 1.10 2.86 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
1904 NYA MLB 16 11 100.3 91 16 36 3 .000 8.2 1.4 0.3 3.2 0% -1.492 .000 1.07 2.77 2.87 0 0.00 0.0
1905 NYA MLB 25 7 101.7 82 15 46 1 .000 7.3 1.3 0.1 4.1 0% -1.286 .000 0.95 2.15 1.68 0 0.00 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 17 2 59.7 58 15 16 0 .000 8.7 2.3 0.0 2.4 0% -1.657 .000 1.22 2.90 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 4 0 8.3 15 6 5 0 .000 16.2 6.5 0.0 5.4 0% -1.364 .000 2.52 3.30 8.64 0 0.00 0.0
1909 CIN MLB 1 1 6.0 11 2 3 0 .000 16.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .423 .000 2.17 2.15 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
1912 WS1 MLB 1 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1913 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 .000 1.00 2.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1914 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 .000 1.00 0.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1891 TOT MLB 34 21 226.3 242 73 88 11 .000 9.6 2.9 0.4 3.5 0% .000 .000 1.39 3.74 3.74 0 0.00 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1891 BS2 MLB 7 4 40.0 47 15 20 3 .000 10.6 3.4 0.7 4.5 0% -1.023 .000 1.55 4.13 5.62
1891 SL4 MLB 27 17 186.3 195 58 68 8 .000 9.4 2.8 0.4 3.3 0% -1.255 .000 1.36 3.66 3.33
1893 CHN MLB 4 2 19.7 24 5 9 1 .000 11.0 2.3 0.5 4.1 0% -1.438 .000 1.47 3.91 5.03
1894 CHN MLB 36 30 261.3 328 85 71 12 .000 11.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 0% -1.736 .000 1.58 5.00 4.92
1895 CHN MLB 42 41 353.0 434 91 79 11 .000 11.1 2.3 0.3 2.0 0% -2.084 .000 1.49 4.49 3.93
1896 CHN MLB 36 35 317.7 370 70 81 3 .000 10.5 2.0 0.1 2.3 0% -2.211 .000 1.39 3.68 3.54
1897 CHN MLB 41 38 343.7 410 86 102 3 .000 10.7 2.3 0.1 2.7 0% -1.957 .000 1.44 3.74 3.72
1898 CHN MLB 38 38 325.7 305 64 97 1 .000 8.4 1.8 0.0 2.7 0% -1.670 .000 1.13 2.99 1.88
1899 CHN MLB 38 38 319.7 329 65 73 5 .000 9.3 1.8 0.1 2.1 0% -2.064 .000 1.23 3.42 2.79
1900 CHN MLB 30 30 248.0 245 51 61 6 .000 8.9 1.9 0.2 2.2 0% -1.784 .000 1.19 3.46 3.05
1901 CHA MLB 35 30 266.7 275 50 67 4 .000 9.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 0% -2.168 .000 1.22 3.21 2.67
1902 CHA MLB 28 24 213.0 247 47 51 11 .000 10.4 2.0 0.5 2.2 0% -1.888 .000 1.38 3.89 4.18
1903 NYA MLB 25 24 213.0 201 33 69 3 .000 8.5 1.4 0.1 2.9 0% -1.784 .000 1.10 2.86 2.70
1904 NYA MLB 16 11 100.3 91 16 36 3 .000 8.2 1.4 0.3 3.2 0% -1.492 .000 1.07 2.77 2.87
1905 NYA MLB 25 7 101.7 82 15 46 1 .000 7.3 1.3 0.1 4.1 0% -1.286 .000 0.95 2.15 1.68
1906 NYA MLB 17 2 59.7 58 15 16 0 .000 8.7 2.3 0.0 2.4 0% -1.657 .000 1.22 2.90 3.02
1907 NYA MLB 4 0 8.3 15 6 5 0 .000 16.2 6.5 0.0 5.4 0% -1.364 .000 2.52 3.30 8.64
1909 CIN MLB 1 1 6.0 11 2 3 0 .000 16.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .423 .000 2.17 2.15 6.00
1912 WS1 MLB 1 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00
1913 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 .000 1.00 2.49 0.00
1914 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 .000 1.00 0.34 0.00

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Articles

Clark Griffith is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Skewed Left: The Best of FDR's Baseball CorrespondenceZachary Levine2013-01-22
Wezen-Ball: Joe Engel Trades for a TurkeyLarry Granillo2012-11-20
Wezen-Ball: Ballplayers and the Women who Love ThemLarry Granillo2012-05-16
The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct FranchisesBaseball Prospectus2011-09-08
BP Unfiltered: SABR 41 Liveblog, Day OneColin Wyers2011-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Minnesota TwinsKen Funck2010-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: The Worst Exchange of First Basemen EverSteven Goldman2010-06-04
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #14Steven Goldman2010-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named OverbaySteven Goldman2010-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
You Could Look It Up: Why Babe Phelps and I Weren't in St. Louis Last WeekSteven Goldman2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Livan Hernandez Makes the ListSteven Goldman2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Having a BallJay Jaffe2008-02-22
Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the KnuckleballDan Fox2007-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Burgess Shale and Other Weighty MattersDan Fox2007-02-08
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, MarinersBaseball Prospectus2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Four, 1944-1946Clay Davenport2005-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDamned Yankees: Past Efforts to Level the Playing FieldMark Armour2003-08-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven, The wife's doing OK, but the cats are PO'd. Dusty and I are not on speaking terms. In any case, you seem to have quite a bit of vitriol for Connie Mack (your most recent YCLIU, for example). I'm curious, what did you think of the Macht book, which tended to a kinder, gentler portrayal of the old Ath-a-letic?
(josher464 from NYC)
I love Connie Mack in some ways. He was a unique figure in baseball. Clark Griffith did what Mack did for awhile, but not for nearly as long. I also think that he killed American League baseball in Philadelphia through a combination of short-sightedness and senility. He never embraced the farm system and he was part of the racist cabal that held to a perverse "principal" at the expense of winning or even making money. Welcome to the Darwinism of Bad Ideas. That the Phillies would outlast him in Philadelphia should have been impossible, and if you quizzed anyone on that topic up through 1949 ("Survey: Say Philadelphia has only one team in ten years. Which team will it be?") I would guess you would get A's as your answer nine times out of ten. That said, I admire his weirdly Victorian bearing, so unusual for the more rough and tumble style of his times, the fact that he was generally humane to his players, also unusual, and his ability to scout up two great teams pretty much on his own... I just think he was inherently dishonest about what he was up to after the 1930s. I haven't read the Macht book. Maybe it will convince me otherwise. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't an 80s book only gonna bring back MORE nostalgia for the "beloved" 1982 Brewers? Can we please tell the people of Milwaukee that this isn't necessarily a GOOD thing, since it leads to things like Ned Yost as manager, Ted Simmons and/or Robin Yount as manager(s) in waiting, and the pleading for Paul Molitor to do anything with the club. /end vent.
(strupp from Madison)
I'm going to refer your question to resident Brewers aficionado Jay Jaffe, who will be handling Milwaukee duties on the book. Your question reminds me of the Washington Senators, where Clark Griffith tended to re-employ any player who used to work for him. (Steven Goldman)


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