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Clark Calvin Griffith

 
 
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
1. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, south face
Inscription. [south face of monument]:
{Rendering of Clark Calvin Griffith with the title}
"The Old Fox"

Clark Calvin Griffith
Born Clear Creek, Missouri
November 20, 1869

Pitcher - Manager - Owner
Member of Hall of Fame
Won 237 — Lost 140
Devoted 69 years to baseball

Died Washington, D.C.
October 27, 1955.

An expression of love and admiration by his friends and the fans of Washington.

[east face of monument]:
Manager
First manager of Chicago White Sox in American League 1901.
First manager New York Yankees 1903. Managed Cincinnati Reds, 1909-1911; Washington Nationals, 1912-1920.
Won pennant for Chicago in first year as manager.
Finished second twice with the Yankees.
Finished in first division five out of nine years with Washington.

[west face of monument]:
Citizen - Humanitarian

Originated custom of inviting Chief Executive to opening day games.
Contributed to charities and was frind to thousands of young people.
A fierce patriot, a devoted husband, and a kind father.
 
Erected by His friends and the fans of Washington.
 
Location.
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, East Face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
2. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, East Face
38° 53.538′ N, 76° 58.42′ W. Marker is in Southeast, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 22nd Street SE and East Capitol Street, SE, on the right when traveling north on 22nd Street SE. Click for map. Monument is off the sidewalk, just north of the main entrance to Robert Francis Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 East Capitol St SE, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Preston Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away); F-16 Fighting Falcon (approx. 0.2 miles away); UH-IV Iroquois (approx. mile away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elbridge Gerry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Congressional Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Heroes of 1814 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Hub (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southeast.
 
Regarding Clark Calvin Griffith. Clark Griffith was the owner of the Washington Senators baseball club from 1920 until his death. He also owned Griffith Stadium (earlier known as Boundary Field or National Park) in Northwest Washington which was home to the Washington Redskins football team as well as his own Senators, who, for seversl seasons, shared it with the famed Negro League baseball
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, West Face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
3. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, West Face
team, the Homestead Grays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Clark Griffin. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Griffith Stadium (1911-1961). (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Griffith Stadium, Washington Senators, Major League Baseball
 
Categories. EnvironmentNotable PersonsSports
 
Clark Calvin Griffith Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
4. Clark Calvin Griffith Memorial
Marker is the white monument, center, at sidewalk in front of RFK Stadium.
 
 
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