Mort Dawson

From BR Bullpen

Charles Mortimer Dawson

Biographical Information[edit]

Mort Dawson umpired one game in the National Association in 1871. That came under unusual circumstances on August 11th, as he was the third umpire to work that day. The regular umpire, Frank Wolke, had to leave the game in the 2nd inning, and the secretary of the local team, the Fort Wayne Kekiongas, Thomas Mays, a newspaperman, took over for him. However, he lived outside Fort Wayne, IN, in nearby Auburn, IN, and he had to catch a train back home, so he in turn left the game in the 8th inning. Next up to take up the task was Dawson, who was the Kekiongas' president. For both Mays and Dawson, it was their only experience as a major league umpire.

Related Sites[edit]