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Kingman Park in Northeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clark Calvin Griffith

 
 
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
1. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, south face
Inscription.  
"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.

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.

Citizen - Humanitarian
Originated custom of inviting Chief Executive to opening day games. Contributed to charities and was friend to thousands of young people. A fierce patriot, a devoted husband, and a kind father.
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Erected by His friends and the fans of Washington.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & PoliticsSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 38° 53.421′ N, 76° 58.42′ W. Marker is in Northeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Kingman Park. Marker is at the intersection of 22nd Street Northeast and East Capitol Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north on 22nd Street Northeast. Monument is off the sidewalk, just north of the main entrance to Robert Francis Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 East Capitol Street Northeast, Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fighting Falcon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fighting Falcon (about 500 feet away); UH-IV Iroquois (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Kingman & Heritage Islands (approx. half a mile away); Native Birds of Kingman and Heritage Islands (approx. half a mile away); Native Fish of Kingman and Heritage Islands (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northeast Washington.
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, East Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
2. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, East Face

 
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 several seasons, shared it with the famed Negro League baseball 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
 
Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, West Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
3. Clark Calvin Griffith: "The Old Fox" Marker, West Face
Clark Calvin Griffith Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Owner — Executive<br>__________ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
5. Owner — Executive
__________
Won Three Pennants and one World Title directing Washington Nationals.
One of Founders of American League in 1901. Vice President of American Leaque for many Years.
Militant fighter for progress and decency in Baseball
Associated with Major League Baseball for more than sixty years.
Inscription on rear (north) face of monument
Clark Calvin Griffith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
6. Clark Calvin Griffith Marker
Clark Calvin Griffith<br><i>                 The Old Fox</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
7. Clark Calvin Griffith
                 The Old Fox
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,125 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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