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 William Frederick “Bad Bill” Dahlen

William Frederick “Bad Bill” Dahlen

Birth
Nelliston, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 5 Dec 1950 (aged 80)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Redemption Section, Lot 1875
Memorial ID 19994 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He was one of the greatest shortstops ever to play the game, and he ranks in the top three shortstops in both putouts and assists, while also committing a record 975 errors - the most for any player. He started with a New York State League team in 1890, and in 1891 joined the Chicago White Stockings. In 1894 he safely hit in 42 consecutive games - a record broken in 1897 by Baltimore's Wee Willie Keeler, who logged hits in 44 consecutive games. (Keeler's record was broken by Joe DiMaggio's 56 consecutive hits in 1941, but Dahlen still holds the 4th longest hitting streak in baseball history). In 1898 he was traded to the Brooklyn National League team, playing on Pennant-winning teams in 1899 and 1900. In 1904 he moved to the Giants, helping the John McGraw's team win the 1905 World Series. In 1907 Dahlen was traded to Boston, where he finished his playing career in 1909. From 1910 to 1913 he was back in Brooklyn, as manager of Charlie Ebbets's National League team (later known as the Brooklyn Dodgers). His nickname, "Bad Bill," was bestowed on him because of his intense, unfriendly disposition and his habit of arguing with umpires and his frequent ejections from games. In "Total Baseball," the standard reference work of the sport, he is ranked as the greatest player not in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick “Bad Bill” Dahlen (5 Jan 1870–5 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19994, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .