Charlie Dexter
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Charlie Dexter
Charlie Dexter
Boston Beaneaters Catcher, Charlie Dexter, Color Photograph.png
Dexter with the Boston Beaneaters
Outfielder/Catcher
Born: (1876-06-15)June 15, 1876
Evansville, Indiana
Died: June 9, 1934(1934-06-09) (aged 57)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1896, for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1903, for the Boston Beaneaters
MLB statistics
Batting average.261
Home runs16
Runs batted in346
Stolen bases183
Teams

Charles Dana Dexter (June 15, 1876 - June 9, 1934) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1896 to 1903.

Professional career

Dexter's baseball career started in 1889, with the Evansville Cooks, a semiprofessional ball club. He played with them until 1894 when he decided to attend University of the South. He also played for the Louisville Colonels, Boston Braves, and Chicago Cubs organizations. [1]

Iroquois Theatre fire

On December 30, 1903 Charlie Dexter and fellow player John Franklin Houseman were in a box watching a show at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago when the Iroquois Theatre fire broke out; they were credited with breaking down a locked door and rescuing a number of people.[2]

The Stabbing of Quait Bateman

In 1905 he reportedly stabbed Milwaukee Brewers first baseman, Quait Bateman in the chest while he was drunk. Dexter was taken to jail. Bateman decided to not press charges as he believed it was an accident and Dexter was released the next morning. https://sabr.org/chapters/stay-home-sabr-dispatches-boston-chapter/2020 [3]

Personal life

In 1934, Dexter shot himself to death in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ https://sabr.org/chapters/stay-home-sabr-dispatches-boston-chapter/2020
  2. ^ "Charlie Dexter - Baseball History Daily". baseballhistorydaily.com.
  3. ^ https://seamheads.com/blog/2013/02/05/charles-dexter-the-pretty-the-pretty-bad-and-the-pretty-darn-heroic/



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