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Jay Justin "Nig" Clarke
Birth: Dec. 15, 1882
Amherstburg
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jun. 15, 1949
River Rouge
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He was a catcher for five teams in nine years in the majors. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1905), Cleveland Naps (1905 to 1910), St. Louis Browns (1911), Philadelphia Phillies (1919), and finished with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920). In 1,536 plate appearances he batted a modest .254 with 127 runs batted in. Although he only hit 6 home runs in the majors, on June 15, 1902, he reportedly hit 8 home runs in 8 at bats playing for the Corsicana Oil Citys in the Texas League. The home run total was the subject of controversy because the ballpark had a short right field fence and the official scorer may have padded the numbers. Despite the questions, at the time it was regarded as one of the most famous feats in minor league history. (bio by: Mel Bashore) 
 
Burial:
Woodmere Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
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Jay Justin Nig Clarke
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