Dolly Gray (graysa01)
Samuel David Gray
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut April 19, 1924
- Final Game September 18, 1933
- Born October 15, 1897 in Van Alstyne, TX USA
- Died April 16, 1953 in McKinney, TX USA
Although Dolly Gray played his entire career for two teams that were often doormats, the Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Browns, the heart of his career from 1925-29 was spent on the teams that were above .500.
His best years were 1925, when he went 16-8, and 1928, when he went 20-12. From 1930 on, as his teams got worse, his records got worse also.
He was named "Dolly" after a song "Goodbye, Dolly Gray". The name was also hung on another pitcher whose name was Gray, William Denton Gray (Dolly Gray).