The youngest of the pitching Clarkson brothers, Walter pitched for Harvard when the Ivy League school dominated college baseball. He was 9-4 with a 2.32 ERA for New York in 1906. (JK)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 2, 1904: Highly touted rookie Walter Clarkson, the top college (Harvard) pitcher and brother of two major leaguers, makes his ML debut. He limits the Senators to eight hits, but the Highlanders manage just four hits and lose, 3–2, in the 1st of 2.
»May 16, 1907: The Highlanders swap P Walter Clarkson and OF Frank Delahanty -- both siblings of future Hall of Famers -- to Cleveland for P Earl Moore. New York is hoping that Moore will return to the form he showed before a Highlander line drive injured his foot last season, limiting him to six games.