Frederick C. Dunlap
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut May 1, 1880
- Final Game April 20, 1891
- Born May 21, 1859 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died December 1, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA USA
"Fred. Dunlap was at one time . . . the best second baseman in the country . . ." - Ned Hanlon, quoted in Sporting Life, Sept. 11, 1897
Nicknamed "Sure Shot" because of his powerful arm, Fred Dunlap twice hit over .300 for the Cleveland Blues in the early 1880s. He was lured to the St. Louis Maroons of the Union Association in 1884, becoming the highest-paid player in baseball at the time. He led the league with a .412 average, 160 runs, and 13 homers, as the Maroons won the league's first (and only) pennant.
After the Union Association folded, Dunlap returned to the National League but never again put up big numbers.
He had actually made his debut not as a player, but as an umpire for one NL game in 1879.
His death in 1902 at age 43 was attributed to "Tubercular Distended Rectum."
- UA Batting Average Leader (1884)
- UA On-Base Percentage Leader (1884)
- UA Slugging Percentage Leader (1884)
- UA OPS Leader (1884)
- UA Runs Scored Leader (1884)
- UA Hits Leader (1884)
- UA Total Bases Leader (1884)
- NL Doubles Leader (1880)
- UA Home Runs Leader (1884)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1884)
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