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JJ "Nig" Clarke


Ty Cobb says: "Nig" Clarke, of the old Clevelands, used to pull one that bothered me a good deal when I was first in the league. After giving his sign, he would reach down and grab up a handful of dirt as if to dry the sweat off his hands. Then, just when the ball came up to the plate, he would throw this dirt on the batter's feet. The action naturally distracted a man's attention and took his mind off the pitch. In other words, Clarke was working on the batter's nerves. There can be no success in batting without concentration

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Birth Date: December 15, 1882
Birth Location: Amherstburg, CAN
Death Date: June 15, 1949
Death Location: River Rouge MI, USA
Weight: 165 lb
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 26, 1905
Final Game Date: April 24, 1920
Years Played: 11
Games Played: 506
At Bats: 1
Runs: 157
Hits: 390
Doubles: 64
Triples: 20
Home Runs: 6
RBIs: 127
Stolen Bases: 16
Base on Balls: 138
Batting Average: 0.254
Position: Catcher

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