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Douglas L. Allison
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1846
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1916
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Catcher for the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first fully professional baseball team from 1868 to 1870. He played for the Washington Olympics 1871, Troy Haymakers 1872, Brooklyn Eckfords 1872, Elizabeth Resolutes 1873, New York Mutuals 1873-1874, Hartford Dark Blues 1875-1877, Providence Grays 1878-1879 and the Baltimore Orioles 1883.

League manager of the Elizabeth Resolutes in 1873.

Was one of the first catchers to stand directly behind the batter.

Brother of:
Arthur Algernon Allison 1849-1916.

Pvt., Company L, 192 Pennsylvania Infantry, Civil War.

Family links: 
  John Shaw Allison (1808 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Clark Allison (1808 - 1869)
  Joseph Allison (1833 - 1904)*
  Jane Allison (1835 - 1835)*
  John Smick Allison (1836 - 1860)*
  Jane Elizabeth Allison (1837 - 1843)*
  Ellen Allison (1842 - 1854)*
  Douglas L. Allison (1846 - 1916)
*Calculated relationship
Rock Creek Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Carol Tessein
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47063991
Douglas L. Allison
Added by: Adam Penale
Douglas L. Allison
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Doug, From what I've read, you were a cat like quick catcher who added much to the great 1869 Cincinnati Reds base ball club. You played on the best club that ever was(with the possible exception of the 1927 New York Yankees).
- Steve Mader
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
Like so many Philadelphia ballplayers, Doug Allison served a 100-day enlistment in Company Lof the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry in 1864. He enlisted as a private on July 12 and was musteredout on November 11 at Philadelphia
- KParn
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013

- KParn
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013

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