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Arthur Clarkson
Baseball player of the 1890s. Born in Cambridge, MA, and resident of Bay City, MI.

1889: Article (Added Sept., 2005)

Bay City Tribune - Sunday, January 29, 1899.



Detroit Tribune: Arthur Clarkson, who pitched for Detroit a spell during 1896, was in town a few hours yesterday, en route to Bay City, where his famous brother, John, known as the $10,000 beauty, is prospering as a dealer in tobacco and cigars. The young man looked well and said that he was in shape to pitch good ball the coming season. He does not know though, whether he will play or not. There are critics who think that Clarkson, whose speciality is a slow ball, might be converted into a second edition of the resurrected Maul.

Clarkson will go into the cigar business in Bay City. As far as known he is not under reserve to any club and it is among the probabilities that he may be seen in a Detroit uniform this season. Clarkson pitched something like 15 games for Detroit in 1896, and won all but six or seven. He dropped in on Charley Bennett and had a pleasant chat with the veteran.

1911: Death. (Added Dec., 2008)

The New York Times, Febrary 6, 1911

Another Member of Great Baseball Family.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Feb. 5. -- Arthur Clarkson, one of the famous family of baseball players of a decade or more ago, and himself a pitcher on teams in Louisville, St. Louis, and Baltimore, died at a private hospital here to-day. He had lived in Cambridge recently.

John Clarkson, the eldest and most famous member of the family, died a littler more than a year ago. Arthur never ranked with brother, who was one of the the greatest twirlers in the history of the game, but he was nevertheless a first class pitcher during his stay in the major leagues.

The youngest member of the Clarkson family, Walter, was a star pitcher at Harvard, and later was with the New York Americans.

Related Notes & Pages

Arthur Clarkson's career records in the majors run from 1891 to 1896. He played for the New York Giants (1891), Boston Beaneaters (1892), St. Louis Browns (1893-95) and the Baltimore Oriols (1895-96). His baseball nickname was "Dad."

Arthur was born in Combridge, MA, on Aug. 31, 1866 and died in Somerville, MA, on Feb. 5, 1911.

He resided in Bay City, MI after his career where he went into the cigar business.
His brother, John Clarkson, excelled as a major league baseball player and was elected into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1963. He also resided in Bay City, MI after retiring from baseball and was in the cigar wholesale and retail business there.
Related Pages:
Bio. John G. Clarkson
People Referenced
Bennett, Charlie
Clarkson, Arthur (subject)
Clarkson, John (bro.)
Clarkson, Walter (bro.)
Subjects Referenced

NEw York Americans
Baltimore, MD
Cambridge, MA
Detroit team
Harvard Univ.
Louisville, KY
St. Louis, MO
Internet Resources
[-] Arthur "Dad" Clarkson's baseball statistics. (www.baseball-reference.com) history.
[-] American Memory Collections About Baseball. (www.memory.loc.gov)
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.