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Patrick Henry Dolan

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Patrick "Cozy" Dolan came up as a pitcher in 1895-96 and returned as mainly an outfielder / first baseman during 1900-06. As a pitcher in 1895 he went 11-7, while as a position player his most notable year was perhaps 1904 when he hit 10 triples and 6 home runs (he was third in the league in home runs).

Dolan fell ill during the Boston Braves spring training in 1907 and died of typhoid fever at age 34. The previous season he had led the team with 152 games played.

He was born in Cambridge, MA in 1872, the same place where Joe Kelley was born the previous December. In 1894-95 he played for the minor league team in Portland, ME, and made his major league debut in 1895. After his time in the majors in 1895 and 1896, he continued to play for various East Coast minor league teams in 1896-1900. With Springfield (MA) in 1898, his pitching record was 9-8 and he hit .309 on a team that also featured the 40-year-old Dan Brouthers.

Cozy came back to the majors for 13 games in 1900, and while he didn't hit much for the 1900 Chicago Orphans, he stuck with the team the following year. In June 1901 the 1901 Brooklyn Superbas bought him, and the following year he led their 1902 team in games played, plate appearances and at-bats as the 1902 Superbas finished second in the 1902 National League, albeit distantly behind the 1902 Pirates.

He jumped to the young 1903 American League, but was traded back to the 1903 National League in mid-season.

He stayed with the Cincinnati Reds the following year, 1904, having a good year, but when he started slowly in 1905 he was sold to the 1905 Boston Beaneaters, for whom he played regularly in the rest of 1905 and in 1906.

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