Dennis Joseph “Big Dan” Brouthers

Dennis Joseph “Big Dan” Brouthers

Sylvan Lake, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 2 Aug 1932 (aged 74)
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Plot Section 3, Plot 106
Memorial ID 8497 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Sylvan Lake, New York, he was a first baseman making his debut with the Troy Trojans on June 23, 1879 and is considered to be the first great slugger in baseball. For nineteen seasons, he played with the Troy Trojans (1879-80), Buffalo Bisons (1881-85), Detroit Wolverines (1886-88), Boston Beaneaters in 1889, Boston Reds (1890-91), Brooklyn Grooms (1892-93), Baltimore Orioles in 1894, Louisville Colonels in 1895, Philadelphia Phillies in 1896 and New York Giants in 1904. He ended his career with five batting titles, more than any other 19th century player, 2349 hits, 1507 runs scored, 106 homeruns, 1296 runs batted in and his lifetime batting average of .349 ranks in the all-time top 10. Following his big league career, he starred in the Minor Leagues, hitting a league leading .373 as a 46 year old first baseman with Poughkeepsie of the Hudson River League. He died at age 74 in East Orange, New Jersey and was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis Joseph “Big Dan” Brouthers (8 May 1858–2 Aug 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8497, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .