John Wallace Dashiell
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9½", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut April 20, 1924
- Final Game April 20, 1924
- Born May 9, 1902 in Jewett, TX USA
- Died May 20, 1972 in Pensacola, FL USA
Dashiell played for teams in Texas in 1923, 1924 and 1926. He was with Pensacola in 1927 and 1928 and with Chattanooga from 1929 to 1932. He led the Southern Association with 50 stolen bases in 1929 and hit .332 in 1931 for Chattanooga. His minor league career went through 1941.
Wally was a minor league skipper from 1934 to 1942 and also in 1948, in Texas and Florida. His teams finished in first place in the first 6 of the nine years that he managed, with 2 of them winning their league's championship. His 1941 Dallas Rebels team, although finishing 4th in the regular season of the Texas League, nevertheless picked up the championship hardware in the playoffs. The book Baseball in Dallas has a photo of him with the 1941 Dallas team.
According to the 1939 Spalding Guide, Dashiell owned his minor league teams from 1934 to 1939 at least .
The SABR biography of Saul Rogovin says that Dashiell was general manager of Pensacola in 1946.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1934||Jacksonville Jax||West Dixie League||83-42||1st||New York Giants||none League Champs|
|1935||Tyler Trojans||West Dixie League||76-54||1st||New York Giants||Lost League Finals|
|1936||Tyler Trojans||East Texas League||94-56||1st||New York Giants||Lost League Finals|
|1937||Tyler Trojans||East Texas League||85-52||1st||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1938||Pensacola Pilots||Southeastern League||95-53||1st||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|1939||Pensacola Pilots||Southeastern League||87-48||1st||Philadelphia Phillies||League Champs|
|1940||Pensacola Pilots||Southeastern League||89-60||2nd||Philadelphia Phillies||Lost League Finals|
|1941||Dallas Rebels||Texas League||80-74||4th||none||League Champs|
|1942||Dallas Rebels||Texas League||48-104||8th||none|
|1948||Pensacola Fliers||Southeastern League||33-33||--||none||--||replaced Otto Denning (18-19) on May 21 |
replaced by Clyde McDowell (20-15) on July 28
|Totals||10 Seasons||770-576||3 League Championships|