By Ronald T. Waldo
Elected to the Baseball corridor of status in 1945, Fred Clarke begun his occupation in 1894 with a checklist day on the plate, going five for five. He might move directly to play for 21 years spending so much of that point because the player-manager of the Pirates, a workforce he resulted in 4 pennants and one global sequence Championship (1909).
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Dreyfuss negotiated with various teams in the West before making the Eastern swing from Louisville. Chicago and St. Louis looked like the early favorites to strike a deal with Dreyfuss, but it was Pittsburgh owner William Kerr who structured a deal that interested Dreyfuss the most. Kerr and Dreyfuss hammered out a deal that seemed amenable to both sides. 2 Kerr then had a change of heart. 3 Dreyfuss was surprised when he reached Pittsburgh and found that Kerr had changed his mind. “I am sorry that I cannot leave the sum of money I have with me in Pittsburgh,” said Dreyfuss.
So Cushman at once wired here for Mr. Horrigan to get Clarke’s terms and sign him for Milwaukee. Everything then was arranged for Cushman to secure Clarke and it was only left for Cushman to send the advance money and the transportation ticket for Clarke; but Cushman in place of wiring the necessary ticket sent it by mail, and as Clarke counted on receiving it by wire, when it did not come as was expected he, of course, thought Cushman had given him up. In the meantime a player by the name of Wolfe, who had played with the Macon team that season, had gone to Louisville before the disbanding of the Southern League, and told the Louisville magnates that Clarke was a fast man and it would be well for Louisville to sign him.
By refusing to socialize with his teammates in local gin joints, Clarke risked being ostracized by fellow Louisville players. It was his unwavering conﬁdence in his own ability that made such a decision easier. Most of his league counterparts were rough and ready fellows. Clarke decided that he would follow their lead on the baseball diamond and not in social circles. Clarke sizzled as Louisville secured another last place ﬁnish in 1895. 347 average. Clarke also hit safely in 35 straight games during the season.
Fred Clarke: A Biography of the Baseball Hall of Fame Player-Manager by Ronald T. Waldo