Charles Wilson Dean
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut June 22, 1876
- Final Game October 9, 1876
- Born November 6, 1852 in Cincinnati, OH USA
- Died May 4, 1935 in Nashville, TN USA
Dory Dean became a major leaguer very suddenly. Dean was a local amateur pitcher (and engineer) who was given a chance when the 1876 Cincinnati Reds were doing terribly. Cherokee Fisher, who had been the team's regular pitcher, was released shortly after Dean was brought on board. The Reds didn't improve much with Dean on the mound, going 4-26 on their way to an overall record of 9-56 and last place in the inaugural Nationals League standings.
He was a decent hitter, with a .261 batting average. He experimented with a curveball, and also pioneered the "back to the plate" style of delivery.
After baseball he worked in the electrotype business. He became a excellent tennis player.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1876)