02 November 2014

bill dahlen double dipped

today's installment of the sunday morning target dodgers featured only 13 players instead of 15, the number of cards featured on each sheet.  that's because i held two cards back for their own posts.  here's the first one.

bill dahlen was one of the players that ned hanlon brought with him to the 1899 brooklyn superbas from baltimore (although dahlen had played for the cubs through 1898, he was acquired by the orioles prior to the 1899 season).  he was also a double dipper.

[this is the eighty-fifth installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john andersonvito tamuliswally hood, and jim bruske.]

here's dahlen's 1990 target card from the set that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the dodger franchise
dahlen was the superbas' shortstop for five seasons, playing in 661 games and batting .266 for the club from 1899 through 1903; helping them to pennants in 1899 and 1900.  still, the club traded him to the new york giants following the 1903 season, and he went on to lead the league in rbi for john mcgraw's national league championship team in 1904.

dahlen remained with the giants through the 1907 season, and then played a couple of years for the boston doves - the forerunners to the braves.  after that, he returned to brooklyn and became the club's manager.  dahlen cemented his double dipper status by inserting himself into a few games in both 1910 and 1911, although he was hitless in those five at bats.

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