Daniel Edward Dugdale
- Bats Right, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 20, 1886
- Final Game September 30, 1894
- Born October 28, 1864 in Peoria, IL USA
- Died March 9, 1934 in Seattle, WA USA
Dan Dugdale had a prominent career in baseball and real estate. As a ballplayer, he was in the National League in 1886 and 1894. His professional career started in 1884 and he played for numerous clubs between 1884 and 1894. Starting in 1895 he became a manager and co-owner, and he was involved as a manager, owner, or executive during much of the rest of his life. The main stadium in Seattle, WA, Dugdale Field, bore his name for many years. He also served as a Washington State legislator.
He made a lot of money speculating in Seattle-area real estate.
Source: Dan Dugdale. The site has photos of Dugdale as a player and much later as a portly owner.
He was often called Ed Dugdale. He died from injuries he sustained when a truck hit him.
Minor league manager history shows him as managing for 10 years. He managed at Seattle in 1898, 1901-1903, 1907-1908 and 1911. Also at Peoria in 1896-1897 and Portland (OR) in 1904 for a total of 10 seasons as a minor league manager.
- Jeff Obermeyer: "He was a nobleman among his fellows: Ex-catcher Dan Dugdale built teams and stadiums, brought pro baseball to Seattle to stay", in Mark Armour, ed.: Rain Check: Baseball in the Pacific Northwest, SABR, Cleveland, OH, 2006, pp. 16-21.