- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Detroit
- Team: Wolverines
- League: National League
Dennis Joseph Brouthers (1858-1932) was one of the truly great hitters of the 19th century. Dan (pronounced BROOTHERS) played for ten teams over 19 seasons. He led the NL in OBP five times; SLG% seven times; H & 2B three times; Rs, HRs, & RBI twice. The 19-year old Brouthers vowed to quit the game when Johnny Quigley, a catcher for Harlem in 1877, died a month after a horrific home plate collision with Big Dan. He relented after the shock subsided & went on to the most prolific career of his era.
- One of only 29 to play in four decades
- .342 BA is 9th all-time; .423 OBP is 15th
- Elected to Hall of Fame: 1945