Dan Daub

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Dan Daub
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Born: (1868-01-12)January 12, 1868
Middletown, Ohio
Died: March 25, 1951(1951-03-25) (aged 83)
Bradenton, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 31, 1892, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 1, 1897, for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 45-52
ERA 4.75
Strikeouts 185

Daniel William Daub (January 12, 1868 – March 25, 1951) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball pitcher born in Middletown, Ohio. After attending and playing baseball for Denison University,[1] he played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1892 and with the Brooklyn Grooms/Bridegrooms from 1893 through 1897.[2]

The New York Times reported on December 22, 1895, that Dan was among approximately 20 men who stoned and fired shotguns, also known as whitecapping, upon the home of Mrs. Wescoe of Hamilton, Ohio. Daub, who passes his winters in Mintonville, Ohio, was also among those that had warrants issued for his arrest.[3]

After his playing career was over, Dan became the coach of the Ohio Wesleyan University baseball team, a post he held for the 1902 season,[4] then he resigned before the following season. His replacement was a ballplayer named Branch Rickey, who was recently ruled ineligible to play college ball due to his prior professional baseball career.[5] Daub died at the age of 83 in Bradenton, Florida, and is interred at Hickory Flats Cemetery in Overpeck, Ohio.[2]


  1. ^ "An Early History of Lambda Deuteron Chapter at Denison University". by Max B. Norpell (Denison 1912). Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Dan Daub's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Daub Accused of Whitecapping" (PDF). The New York Times, December 22, 1895. December 22, 1895. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Ohio Wesleyan: Battling Bishops, 2007 Season, pg. 23" (PDF). bishops.owu.edu. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman, pgs 21 & 22". by Lee Lowenfish, Inc NetLibrary. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 

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