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Harry Danning


Harry caught ten years for the Giants before being drafted by Uncle Sam in 1943.  He played in the 1936 and 1937 World Series; and was a member of the National League All-Star team from 1938-41.

1936 World Wide Gum card.


Rob Dibble


Shown with Cincinnati Reds

in 1991.  Rob pitched for the Reds from 1988 through 1993, and for three different teams in 1995.

Tom Downey


Tom Downey with Cincinnati.  Downey began his career in Bridgeport with the Graphophone team of the local industrial league. His major-league career extended from 1909 to 1915.

1911 Turkey Red card.

George "Kiddo" Davis


with the Giants in 1935.
Although a native of Bridgeport, Davis did not come up through the ranks of the local club.  He played for six major league teams between 1926 and 1938.

Davis hit .381 in the 1933 and 1936 series.  

1933 Goudey card.


Pedro Dibut


Shown with Santa Clara of Cuban League during winter season of 1924-25.  Pedro pitched for Bridgeport during the regular 1924 season.

Jack Dunleavey

Pitcher and Outfielder.

Shown here with St. Louis Cardinals of 1905. Jack pitched for Bridgeport and Amherst College in 1897 and 1898, prior to playing for the Cardinals from 1903 to 1905.  An injury in his final year effectively ended his baseball career.  Jack later coached at Amherst.

Jerry Denny

Third base.

One of the more colorful members of the sport, Denny played for seven different teams over a thirteen-year major league career.  He played his last season in 1902, at age 43, with Bridgeport.  He is best known for hitting the first home run in a World Series, winning the 1884 series for the Providence Grays.  He is also remembered as the last player to wear a glove.  The ambidextrous infielder could scoop up hot grounders with either hand and throw to first in one motion.  And he could field better than most gloved players, ranking first or second in fielding percentage five times among National League third basemen.  Denny retired to the Park City where he became an equally colorful entrepreneur, operating a hotel and restaurant. (Frederick Ivor-Campbell, Nineteenth Century Stars, 1989.)

1889 Police Gazette card. 

Patsy Dougherty


Patsy played for the Bridgeport Orators in 1900 and 1901, which launched him into a ten-year career in the new American League, with Boston, New York and Chicago.

1908 card.



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