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In addition to being a ballplayer worthy of his hall of fame credentials, Fred Clarke was also a highly successful rancher. He made a shrewd investment in real estate that paid off when oil was found on his land. His wealth was estimated at $1,000,000 in 1917--the equivalent of $81,100,000 in 2010. After retiring he escaped three close brushes with death.

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Birth Date: October 3, 1872
Birth Location: Winterset, IA
Death Date: August 14, 1960
Death Location: Winfield KS, USA
Weight: 165 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: June 30, 1894
Final Game Date: September 23, 1915
Years Played: 21
Games Played: 2,246
At Bats: 8,584
Runs: 1,622
Hits: 2,678
Doubles: 361
Triples: 220
Home Runs: 67
RBIs: 1,015
Stolen Bases: 509
Base on Balls: 875
Batting Average: 0.312
Position: Left Fielder

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