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Daniel Maurice Casey

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[edit] Biographical Information

Dan Casey most notably led the 1887 National League in ERA.

He was the brother of Dennis Casey. In the 1930s, he claimed that his brother was the basis for the Casey figure in Casey at the Bat. When this didn't fly, he claimed he was the basis for the character. An article in the 1980s concluded that he could have been, or might have been part of the inspiration.

"Casey is the highest-salaried man on the Star team. His salary is $300 a month." - Sporting Life, Aug 16, 1890

After his playing days he was a minor league umpire and worked as a conductor. In 1900 it was reported that he was "scalped" when he was struck by an electric wire which supposedly tore the scalp from the top of his head.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL ERA Leader (1887)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1887)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1886 & 1887)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1886-1888 & 1890)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1886, 1887 & 1890)

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