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Dutch Dotterer

Henry John Dotterer
Born: Nov. 11, 1931 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Died: Oct. 9, 1999 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Debut: 1957 | Pos: C
H: 6’0″ | W: 209 | B: R | T: R

4 107 299 27 74 5 33 0 .247

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Dutch Dotterer, a catcher who appeared in the major leagues for parts of four seasons, died on Oct. 9, 1999.

Dotterer hit .247 in 299 at-bats in the major leagues. He appeared in 107 games, hitting 5 home runs and driving in 33 runs in his career.

He signed with the Reds prior to the 1950 season and debuted in the major leagues with Cincinnati in 1957 at the age of 25. From 1957-60, he appeared in 100 games for the Reds. His most productive season came in 1959 when he appeared in 52 games and hit .267 with 2 home runs and 17 RBI.

In Oct. 1960, the Reds traded Dotterer to the Athletics for Danny Kravitz. In Dec. 1960, he was selected by the Senators in the expansion draft.