Another Holyoke Ball Player

by Laurel | February 17th, 2012

16 February 1902

Roy E. Clark

Roy E. Clark

R. E. Clark with New York Team

Holyoke’s latest gift to the baseball diamond is Roy E. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Clark, who has accepted a place on the New York team to begin this season after graduation at Brown University in June. He will report to the team May 1, and leave later to graduate, returning to play with the team through the season. The young man is 27 years old, and has always been interested in sports. He plans eventually to enter Young Men’s Christian Association work, in which he has been equally interested. Clark belongs to the increasing number of clean, resolute young fellows, who do more at school and college to save the name of Christian from a term of reproach or of implied weakness among young men than all of the sermons preached from year’s end to year’s end, so far as they tough college life. In college sport he always stood for the best and cleanest, and won the respect of his fellows even when they differed with him. Clark fitted for college at Wesleyan Academy and was president of his class in his senior year. He was captain of the baseball team and manager of the football team at that place. He made the Brown varsity baseball team, in his freshman year and played every game that year — a rather phenomenal record. He was captain of the team in his senor and junior years and was also president of the junior class. He was active in Young Men’s Christian Association work at the college, being treasurer of the college association in his freshman year, president the sophomore year, and the following year was made general secretary, the first that the college ever had, and necessitating his staying at college an extra year. He was recently elected president of the Wesleyan Academy Alumni Association. It is interesting to note that his contract stipulates that he shall play no Sunday games of baseball. He played with the Woonsocket team last year, so is a full-fledged “professional” in the athletic sense. His college fraternity was Delta Phi. The list of baseball players that Holyoke has furnished is a long one, and it is fair from his record to assume that Clark will add credit to the list.

From The Springfield Republican.

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