Mickey Doolan

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Michael Joseph Doolan
born Michael Joseph Doolin

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Biographical Information[edit]


Defensive star Mickey Doolan played 13 seasons in the majors, mostly with the Philadelphia Phillies during the dead-ball era. He was known for his good range at shortstop and accumulated nearly 6,000 at-bats in the majors.

After playing three seasons with the Jersey City Skeeters of the Eastern League, Doolan reached the majors with the Phillies in 1906. During his career, he led National League shortstops in assists five times and in putouts four times. In 1910, he hit a career-high .263 and drove in 57 runs, and two years later, he hit .258 with a career-best 62 RBIs.

Following a world barnstorming tour, Doolan jumped to the Federal League in 1914, playing for the Baltimore Terrapins. He was traded to the Chicago Whales late in the 1915 season. After the Federal League folded, he returned to the NL, playing for the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants in 1916. He was player-manager for the Rochester Hustlers of the International League in 1917 and then ended his big league career with the Brooklyn Robins the next summer. He played one more year in the minors in the International League in 1919. In 1923, he was a mid-season replacement as manager of the Fort Smith Twins.

After his playing career ended, Doolan was a Chicago Cubs coach from 1926 to 1928 and a member of the Cincinnati Reds staff from 1930 to 1932. He became a dentist following his baseball days and practiced until 1947.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Paul Mittermeyer: "Mickey Doolan", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 194-195. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2

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