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Tolbert Percy “Jack” Dalton

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Tolbert Percy “Jack” Dalton

Birth
Henderson County, Tennessee, USA
Death
17 Feb 1950 (aged 64)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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"Dalton played four seasons of professional baseball. He was an outfielder who started in the minor leagues in Des Moines where he batted .208 in 1910. He was invited mid year to join the Brooklyn Robins, predecessor to the Dodgers. He slumped and was sent to the minor league team in Newark, NJ. He returned to the Robins in 1914 and then played for the Buffalo Blues in 1915 and Detroit Tigers in 1916. His best year was 1914 when he batted .319. The following year his batting average was .293 with 28 stolen bases. He finished his career in 1916 playing most of the season for San Francisco in the minor leagues and eight games for Detroit." From a piece by James Rada of the Emmitsburg, Maryland Dispatch. His 1942 World War II registration card listed him as a clerk in the Finance Office of the U.S. Army's Third Corps headquarters in Baltimore. In 1948, Jack went missing. Al Quimby of the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) searched for him with no luck until his death certificate was released in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2012.Major league Baseball player from 1910-1916. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in law. Later, he was a lay preacher for the Primitive Baptist Church. He was last seen July 4, 1948 in Emmitsburg, MD and nothing is known about his last days.
"Dalton played four seasons of professional baseball. He was an outfielder who started in the minor leagues in Des Moines where he batted .208 in 1910. He was invited mid year to join the Brooklyn Robins, predecessor to the Dodgers. He slumped and was sent to the minor league team in Newark, NJ. He returned to the Robins in 1914 and then played for the Buffalo Blues in 1915 and Detroit Tigers in 1916. His best year was 1914 when he batted .319. The following year his batting average was .293 with 28 stolen bases. He finished his career in 1916 playing most of the season for San Francisco in the minor leagues and eight games for Detroit." From a piece by James Rada of the Emmitsburg, Maryland Dispatch. His 1942 World War II registration card listed him as a clerk in the Finance Office of the U.S. Army's Third Corps headquarters in Baltimore. In 1948, Jack went missing. Al Quimby of the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) searched for him with no luck until his death certificate was released in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2012.Major league Baseball player from 1910-1916. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in law. Later, he was a lay preacher for the Primitive Baptist Church. He was last seen July 4, 1948 in Emmitsburg, MD and nothing is known about his last days.


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