Historic Markers Across Florida



Clark Griffith Monument



Marker ID:  
Location: inside the front gate of Tinker Field on S Tampa Ave, Orlando, FL
County: Orange
Coordinates: N 28° 32.304    W 081° 24.300
  28.5384    -81.405
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM73GG
 



Text:

Clark C Griffith
1869-1955

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the late Clark C. Griffith who brought the Washington Senators to spring training in Orlando, Florida in 1936. He devoted more than 65 years of his life to baseball. A distinguished member of Baseball´s immortal Hall of Fame, he won 237 games as a pitcher; he helped found the American League in 1900; was president of the Senator´s pennant winning teams of 1924, ´25 and ´33. Clark Griffith gave the National Pastime great dignity and respect . . . truly one of its finest benefactors. The image of baseball is exemplified by the immortal "Old Fox."


Notes:

City: Orlando, FL