Dan Dugdale

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Daniel Edward Dugdale

  • Bats Right, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dan Dugdale had a prominent career in baseball and real estate. As a ballplayer, he was in the National League in 1886 and 1894. His professional career started in 1884 and he played for numerous clubs between 1884 and 1894. Starting in 1895 he became a manager and co-owner, and he was involved as a manager, owner, or executive during much of the rest of his life. The main stadium in Seattle, WA bore his name for many years. He also served as a Washington State legislator.

He made a lot of money speculating in Seattle-area real estate.

Source: Dan Dugdale. The site has photos of Dugdale as a player and much later as a portly owner.

He was often called Ed Dugdale. He died from injuries he sustained when a truck hit him.

Minor league manager history shows him as managing for 10 years. He managed at Seattle in 1898, 1901-03, 1907-08 and 1911. Also at Peoria in 1896-97 and Portland (OR) in 1904. A total of 10 seasons as a minor league manager.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jeff Obermeyer: "He was a nobleman among his fellows: Ex-catcher Dan Dugdale built teams and stadiums, brought pro baseball to Seattle to stay", in Mark Armour, ed.: Rain Check: Baseball in the Pacific Northwest, SABR, Cleveland, OH, 2006, pp. 16-21.

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