Wally Dashiell

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John Wallace Dashiell

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wally Dashiell had a long pro ball career which included one game at the major league level with the Chicago White Sox in 1924.

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 [1].

The SABR biography of Saul Rogovin says that Dashiell was general manager of Pensacola in 1946.

Bobby Bragan recalled that Wally once pulled the hidden-ball trick. Page of the book When Panthers Roared.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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

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