BioProject’s “Dory Dean” by Peter Morris

The Baseball Biography Project (with 410 biographies and counting) is an ongoing effort to produce comprehensive biographical articles on every person who ever played or managed in the major leagues, as well as any other person who touched baseball in a significant way.

The Baseball Biography Project (with 410 biographies and counting) is an ongoing effort to produce comprehensive biographical articles on every person who ever played or managed in the major leagues, as well as any other person who touched baseball in a significant way. The project is run by the SABR’s BioProject research committee.  Here is a sample: 

Dory Dean by Peter Morris

The maxim “nothing succeeds like success” is as applicable to baseball as to any other endeavor. Its truth is especially evident in the case of ballplayers who have attempted to introduce new strategies and techniques. Those who excel while doing so are hailed as embodiments of American ingenuity and earn a measure of immortality. But those who try something new and fail are often mocked for their troubles — and if the innovation subsequently proves viable, somebody else gets the credit. The career of Charles “Dory” Dean is a perfect illustration.


“Dory Dean” continued on SABR’s BioProject



Originally published: September 6, 2006. Last Updated: September 6, 2006.

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