Mike Dorgan

Baseball

Enshrined: 1999

Born: October 2, 1853

Middletown, Conn.

Died: April 26, 1909

Mike Dorgan, an outfielder, was the first Syracuse resident to play in the National League. He played for the St. Louis Brown Stockings in 1877 following a stint as a player/manager with the Syracuse Stars in 1876.

Considered an excellent outfielder, Dorgan won the New York Clipper Gold Badge Award for being the best defensive player at his position. He finished third in National League in hitting in 1885.

Dorgan suffered many injuries during his playing days including a knee injury while going over the fence to make a game-saving catch in 1887. His career ended in 1890 because of knee injuries. Dorgan p layed for 10 seasons on 8 different teams. He appeared in 715 games and finished with 802 hits.

Career highlights:

1876: Player/Manager of the Syracuse Stars, record 46-13

1879: Syracuse Stars enter National League with Dorgan as the manager

1885: Finished third in National League in hitting

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