High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Clifford Franklin Mapes March 13, 1922 December 5, 1996 was a professional baseball player who played five seasons for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Mapes, a 6 ft 3 in 1.91 m, 205 lb 93 kg outfielder, was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians prior to the 1940 season. He never played for the Indians, and was later drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1946 Rule 5 Draft. After a season in the minors, Mapes was recalled to the Major League level, where he saw limited time as a backup to an outfield that contained Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich, and Johnny Lindell. Mapes hit .250, with 12 runs batted in, and his first career home run.