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Joseph Anthony Dugan
Birth: May 12, 1897
Death: Jul. 7, 1982

Major League Baseball Player. A product of Holy Cross College, Jumping Joe Dugan was a mainstay at 3rd base for the New York Yankees for 7 seasons during the 1920's, playing on 5 Pennant winners and 3 World Championship teams. Dugan got his nickname 'Jumping Joe' because he jumped his contract from the Philadelphia Athletics on several occassions. Dugan, who made his Major League debut at the age of 20 in 1917, hated the city of Philadelphia due to their fickle fans. Dugan once commented, "They had the worst fans in the world down there. they'd boo a wake." He was sent to the Boston Red Sox as part of a 3-team trade with the Washington Senators on January 10, 1922. After just 84 games, the Red Sox sent him to the Yankees on July 23 along with Elmer Smith in exchange for Chick Fewster, Elmer Miller, Johnny Mitchell, Lefty O'Doul and $50000 cash. Finally finding a home in New York, he excelled in the Yankees lineup, where he was a steady fielder and batter. His best year, average wise, was in 1924, when he batted .302 in 148 games. During the historic 1927 season he batted .269 with 2 homers and 43 RBI. He was claimed off waivers by the Boston Braves on December 24, 1928. Dugan signed with the Detroit Tigers in December of 1930 but did not make it back to the majors until 1931, when he appeared in his final 8 games. Detroit released the ageing infielder in late May, after which he signed to play with Jersey City of the International League. In June he hung up his spikes for good, leaving baseball to work in the beer distribution business. He later owned his own tavern. Over the course of his career, Dugan accrued a .280 average with 42 homers and 571 RBI and 37 stolen bases in 1447 league games, while batting .265 in 25 World Series games.  (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
Roslindale
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 27, 2006
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Joseph Anthony Dugan
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Joseph Anthony Dugan
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Joseph Anthony Dugan
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