Richard Grey Clarke (1912 – 1993)

Grey Clarke
Born in Alabama, Grey Clarke enjoyed a long baseball career as a third baseman. He left Quincy, Illinois to play ball in Asheville then later joined the Kannapolis Towelers during the 1936 - 1937 season. Shown here batting for a team in Dallas, Clarke hit an amazing .361 to lead the Texas League in 1941. Clarke went onto the majors and became a league leader at the plate, with a batting average of .346 for the Milwaukee Braves in 1943 and for the Chicago White Sox in 1944.