Mike Dorgan

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League

Michael Cornelius Dorgan (1853-1909) was an outstanding hitter and fielder whose career (and life) was cut short by numerous injuries due to his aggressive play. He starred for the St. Louis Brown Stockings and ended with the Syracuse Stars, his hometown team. Surgery on his knee, hurt making a game-saving catch in 1887, led to blood poisoning and his premature death.

  • First Syracuse resident to play in the National League
  • Awarded the New York Clipper Gold Badge Award as top defensive player at his position
  • Managed parts of 3 seasons for 3 different NL teams from 1879-1881
  • Elected to Syracuse Hall of Fame: 1999

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