I picked up a neat piece today. Not the biggest name player. In fact, he only played in four Major League games. The cool thing is that he played for the 1897 Louisville Colonels, which were part of the National League at the time. This team had three future Hall of Famers: Rube Waddell, Fred Clarke, and Honus Wagner.
Win Clark went on to manage in the minor leagues for 22 seasons between 1900-1939. He later went on to become the Secretary of the Association of Professional Ball Players of America.
The APBPA currently gives out the “Win Clark Award”, which goes to the first year player who had the most outstanding season. Previous winners include: Lee Walls, Willie Davis, Johnny Callison, Jim Lefebvre, Ron Fairly, Tim Wallach, Mark Grace, Jeff Cirillo, Steve Kemp, Tony Gwynn and Jay Gibbons.