Biography of Clyde Wares
Kings County, CA Biographies





CLYDE WARES.
Clyde Wares, familiarly and popularly known as "Buzz" Wares, who enjoys national fame as a successful baseball player, was born in Newburg, Cass county, Michigan, on the 23d day of March, 1886. From early boyhood he was passionately fond of the game of baseball, for which he had a natural aptitude, and he first gained attention by his playing on the Kalamazoo high school team and later on the team that represented Kalamazoo College. He has usually played shortstop, though frequently he has played at second or third base. His first professional experience was with the Hancock (Michigan) team in 1905, where he played third base. In 1907 he was with the Columbus team of the American Association, but during the latter part of that year and during 1908 and 1909 he played with the Zanesville team of the Central League. During the seasons of 1910 and 1911 he played with the Oakland team of the Pacific Coast League, followed by two seasons with the Montgomery (Alabama) team of the Southern League. In 1914 he was bought by the St. Louis American League team and played brilliantly in the intercity series between the two major league teams, leading both teams at the bat throughout the series. Later he was for two months manager of the Wichita (Kansas) team of the Western League and was then sold to the Toronto Club of the International League, playing with that team during the season of 1915. During the two following seasons he played with Little Rock, of the Southern League, and in the seasons of 1918-19 he was again with the Oakland team of the Pacific Coast League. He took the managership of the Seattle team of the Pacific Coast League in 1920, when it was a tail ender and brought it up to second place at the end of the season. During the past four seasons he has played with the Hanford team of the San Joaquin Valley League. Through his wide acquaintance and good standing in baseball circles, he has succeeded in bringing Hanford to the forefront as an ideal place for a spring training camp for baseball teams, inducing the Seattle team to train here in 1920, the Portland team in 1923 and the Kansas City team in 1925. The managers of these teams were unanimous in their praise of the climate, ball field and other accommodations which contributed to the success of their training seasons here. Mr. Wares is now operating the Brunswick cigar store, on Seventh street, Hanford. He is a genial and approachable man, with whom it is a pleasure to associate, and he enjoys the goodwill and regard of his host of friends.

Mr. Wares was married to Miss Gertrude Jones, who was born and reared in South Bend, Indiana, and they have one daughter: Betty Jeane. Mr. Wares is a member of Hanford Lodge No. 1259, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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