02 November 2014

patsy donovan was a double dipper, too

here's the 15th card from today's 1990 target dodgers sheet.
it is worthy of its own post because, like bill dahlen, patsy donovan was a double dipper.

[this is the eighty-sixth 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 tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, and bill dahlen.]

donovan first joined the bridegrooms during the 1890 season - their first in the national league.  he hit .219 in 28 games during the regular season, but then hit .471 in the world series against the louisville colonels.  the colonels must have been impressed, because donovan spent the 1891 season with them in the american association.  he was back in the national league in 1892, however, and he remained there through 1903, playing mostly for the pirates and cardinals.  after spending the 1904 season in the american league with the senators, donovan returned to the senior circuit as a member of the brooklyn superbas in 1906.

although, like bill dahlen, donovan returned to brooklyn as the team's manager, he got himself into the lineup a few times as he hit .238 in 7 games for brooklyn in 1906, and even appeared in one game for them the following season, and that was enough to cement his status as a double dipper.  in case you are wondering, donovan also managed the red sox (appropriate for an irish-born baseball man), so that's why he's wearing a red sox uniform on the card shown above.

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