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- School Amherst College
- Born July 28, 1928 in West Springfield, MA USA
- Died October 23, 2005 in Carefree, AZ USA
Harry Dalton was an executive and General Manager for three different Major League teams, most notably for the Baltimore Orioles. He was responsible for acquiring Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson from the Cincinnati Reds for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun, and Dick Simpson on December 9, 1965. Robinson would post a Triple Crown in 1966 helping to power the club towards their first World Championship. Dalton was also responsible for naming Hall of Famer Earl Weaver manager in the middle of the 1968 season. In total, the O's reached the World Series four times during his tenure, winning in 1966 and again in 1970.
Dalton was the farm director for the Orioles from 1961 to 1965 and GM from 1966 to 1971. He was then the General Manager of the California Angels (1972 to 1977) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1978 to 1991). After acquiring players Rollie Fingers, Pete Vuckovich, Ted Simmons, and Don Sutton, he led the Brewers to their only World Series appearance in 1982. Dalton retired in 1994 after working 41-years in baseball. He was inducted into the team Hall of Fames for both the Brewers and Angels.
Dalton is featured prominently in Nine Innings a book about an Orioles-Brewers game in 1982.
He was named Executive of the Year twice, in 1970 and 1982.
Dalton died in October 2005 due to the complications of Parkinson's disease.
|Baltimore Orioles General Manager
|California Angels General Manager
|Milwaukee Brewers General Manager