Harry Clayton Harper
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 165 lb.
- High School Hackensack High School
- Debut June 27, 1913
- Final Game May 8, 1923
- Born April 24, 1895 in Hackensack, NJ USA
- Died April 23, 1963 in New York, NY USA
Hackensack Harry Harper pitched 10 years in the majors, mostly with the Washington Senators.
In 1918 his 2.18 ERA was sixth in the American League, while in 1920 with the Boston Red Sox, his 3.04 ERA was seventh in the league. Oddly, in spite of having a good ERA in 1920, his win-loss record was only 5-14 on a team that went 72-81.
After baseball he was Bergen County Sheriff and then ran for State Senator, losing the election. He was then appointed a state Civil Service Commissioner and later a Commissioner of Labor and Industry. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 1948 but lost the primary. In 1950 he lost a Republican primary in a close race for a Congressional seat.
Harper then devoted his efforts to building number of companies.
One main source: Hackensack Harry.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1916, 1918 & 1919)