Baseball player, Josh Clarke, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, batting before game against Chicago Cubs 1905 Photo - SUMMARY
Full-length portrait of Josh Clarke, baseball player, National League St. Louis Cardinals, batting at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Spectators in the bleachers are visible in the background. SDN-003413, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A fast running outfielder, Josh Clarke played during major league baseball’s Dead Ball Era and hit a career-high .257 with the Cardinals in 1905. He signed with Cleveland of the American League and stole 37 bases and scored 70 runs in 1908. Altogether he played 5 seasons in the majors, including six games in 1898 with Louisville of the National League. He played 196 games in the outfield, 16 at second base and 4 at the shortstop position.