Red Dorman

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Red Dorman
Born: October 3, 1900
Jacksonville, Illinois
Died: December 7, 1974(1974-12-07) (aged 74)
Anaheim, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 1928 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1928 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .364
Hits 28

Charles Dwight "Red" Dorman (October 3, 1900 – December 7, 1974) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for one season. He played for the Cleveland Indians for 28 games during the 1928 Cleveland Indians season.

Dorman began his professional baseball career with the Tyler Trojans of the D-Class Lone Star League. With the Trojans, he had a batting average of .408, 39 home runs, and 20 stolen bases. He led the league in home runs, batting average, and doubles, and as a result the Cleveland Indians brought him onto their major league roster.[1] In his major league debut on August 21, he faced the 46-year old Jack Quinn, and doubled in his first at-bat, drawing praise from Indians manager Roger Peckinpaugh.[2] He spent the last month of the season as the team's center fielder, and finished the year with a .363 batting average.[3]

In 1929, Dorman failed to make the team out of spring training, and was assigned to the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association. On the season, he had a .301 batting average in 102 games for the Pelicans.[4] He joined the Indians in mid-September along with Zeke Bonura and Mike Powers, but none of the three played a game for Cleveland that season.[5]

In February 1930, Dorman's wife of 15 months died.[6] He spent the season with the Indianapolis Indians and the Kansas City Blues, playing in a combined 105 games for the two teams. In 1931, Dorman spent the season with the Terre Haute Tots, finishing the season with a .283 batting average. He suffered an accident in 1931, and after the season never again played professionally.[4][7]


  1. ^ "New Major Leaguers". The Pittsburgh Press. January 23, 1929. p. 42. 
  2. ^ "Dorman, $1,500 Rookie, In Thick Of Fight For Indian Outfield Berth". The Plain Dealer. December 23, 1928. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ "Red Dorman Statistics and History". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Red Dorman Minor League Statistics & History". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pelicans Sell Trio of Sluggers to Cleveland". The Plain Dealer. September 14, 1929. p. 21. 
  6. ^ "First Drills Find Indians in Fine Shape". The Plain Dealer. February 26, 1930. p. 22. 
  7. ^ "Indiand to Play Robins at Clearwater Sunday". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. March 13, 1931. p. 10. 

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