Dolph Camilli Stats

Dolph Camilli was born on Tuesday, April 23, 1907, in San Francisco, California. Camilli was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1933, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dolph Camilli baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

" Pee Wee Reese told me how good Dolph Camilli was. He said Camilli was an outstanding first baseman, the best the Dodgers had until Gil Hodges came along. I met Camilli after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles . His son, Doug , was a catcher who came up through the Dodgers ' farm system and was my teammate for a few seasons, and Dolph would come to the ballpark to see Doug . I was struck by the fact that Dolph had so much power for such a little guy - only 5'10" and about 185 pounds - but he was strong." - Hall of Famer Duke Snider in Few and Chosen Dodgers: Defining Dodgers Greatness Across the Eras (Phil Pepe, Triumph Books, 04/01/2006, Page 21)

Dolph Camilli

Dolph Camilli Autograph on a Play Ball Reprint (#6)

Dolph Camilli Autograph on a Play Ball Reprint (#6)

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Birth Name:
Adolph Louis Camilli
Nickname:
Big Dolph or Dolph
Born On:
04-23-1907  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-21-1997 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Mateo, California
Cemetery:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California
High School:
Sacred Heart Academy (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-09-1933 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-23-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Dolph Camilli Pitching Stats

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Dolph Camilli Hitting Stats

1933 26 Cubs 16 58 8 13 2 1 2 0 7 4 1 11 1 0 0 2 .224 .274 .397
1934 27 Cubs 32 120 17 33 8 0 4 0 19 5 0 25 1 0 2 0 .275 .315 .442
1934 27 Phillies 102 378 52 100 20 3 12 0 68 48 4 69 1 0 2 9 .265 .350 .429
1935 28 Phillies 156 602 88 157 23 5 25 0 83 65 4 113 2 0 3 9 .261 .336 .440
1936 29 Phillies 151 530 106 167 29 13 28 0 102 116 3 84 2 0 3 7 .315 .441 .577
1937 30 Phillies 131 475 101 161 23 7 27 2 80 90 5 82 3 0 2 3 .339 .446 .587
1938 31 Dodgers 146 509 106 128 25 11 24 1 100 119 6 101 1 0 0 5 .251 .393 .485
1939 32 Dodgers 157 565 105 164 30 12 26 0 104 110 5 107 5 0 4 12 .290 .409 .524
1940 33 Dodgers 142 512 92 147 29 13 23 0 96 89 7 83 1 0 4 6 .287 .397 .529
1941 34 Dodgers 149 529 92 151 29 6 34 0 120 104 6 115 4 0 4 5 .285 .407 .556
1942 35 Dodgers 150 524 89 132 23 7 26 2 109 97 22 85 1 1 3 10 .252 .371 .471
1943 36 Dodgers 95 353 56 87 15 6 6 0 43 65 8 48 1 0 1 7 .246 .365 .374
1945 38 Red Sox 63 198 24 42 5 2 2 0 19 35 2 38 1 0 0 5 .212 .330 .288
12 Years 1,490 5,353 936 1,482 261 86 239 5 950 947 73 961 24 1 28 80 .277 .388 .492

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Dolph Camilli Fielding Stats

1933 Cubs 1B 16 16 444 178 11.1 177 163 14 1 21 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.76
1934 Cubs 1B 32 30 780 322 10.1 318 294 24 4 25 n/a n/a n/a .988 11.01
1934 Phillies 1B 102 102 2,625 951 9.3 937 882 55 14 77 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.64
1935 Phillies 1B 156 156 4,121 1,558 10.0 1,538 1,442 96 20 118 n/a n/a n/a .987 10.08
1936 Phillies 1B 150 149 3,909 1,543 10.3 1,525 1,446 79 18 122 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.53
1937 Phillies 1B 131 131 3,432 1,363 10.4 1,355 1,256 99 8 104 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.66
1938 Dodgers 1B 145 145 3,788 1,459 10.1 1,451 1,356 95 8 129 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.34
1939 Dodgers 1B 157 157 4,204 1,661 10.6 1,644 1,515 129 17 138 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.56
1940 Dodgers 1B 140 140 3,836 1,389 9.9 1,378 1,299 79 11 85 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.70
1941 Dodgers 1B 148 147 3,846 1,493 10.1 1,477 1,379 98 16 107 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.37
1942 Dodgers 1B 150 150 3,720 1,431 9.5 1,419 1,334 85 12 123 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.30
1943 Dodgers 1B 95 94 2,405 920 9.7 913 853 60 7 78 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.25
1945 Red Sox 1B 54 52 1,339 554 10.3 549 505 44 5 62 n/a n/a n/a .991 11.07
1B Totals 1,476 1,469 38,449 14,822 10.0 14,681 13,724 957 141 1,189 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.31
12 Years 1,476 1,469 38,449 14,822 10.0 14,681 13,724 957 141 1,189 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.31

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Dolph Camilli Miscellaneous Stats

1933 Cubs 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 29.0 5.3 8.3 - - -
1934 Cubs 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 30.0 4.8 6.3 - - -
1934 Phillies 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 31.5 5.5 5.6 - - -
1935 Phillies 9 1 .900 0 0 n/a 24.1 5.3 7.3 - - -
1936 Phillies 5 3 .625 1 0 n/a 18.9 6.3 5.2 - - -
1937 Phillies 6 7 .462 0 0 n/a 17.6 5.8 5.9 - - -
1938 Dodgers 6 2 .750 1 0 n/a 21.2 5.0 5.1 - - -
1939 Dodgers 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 21.7 5.3 5.4 - - -
1940 Dodgers 9 3 .750 2 0 n/a 22.3 6.2 5.3 - - -
1941 Dodgers 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 15.6 4.6 4.4 - - -
1942 Dodgers 10 4 .714 0 0 n/a 20.2 6.2 4.8 - - -
1943 Dodgers 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 58.8 7.4 8.2 - - -
1945 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 99.0 5.2 10.4 - - -
12 Years 60 30 .667 14 0 n/a 22.4 5.6 5.6 - - -

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Dolph Camilli Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1933 Chicago Cubs 41 Undetermined - -
1934 Chicago Cubs 41 Undetermined - -
1934 Philadelphia Phillies 24 Undetermined - -
1935 Philadelphia Phillies 24 Undetermined - -
1936 Philadelphia Phillies 24 Undetermined - -
1937 Philadelphia Phillies 27 $8,000.00 - -
1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $12,000.00 - -
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $14,000.00 Stats -
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $18,000.00 - -
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $21,000.00 Stats Stats
1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $22,000.00 - -
1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 $19,000.00 - -
1945 Boston Red Sox 28 $10,000.00 n/a -
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Dolph Camilli played twelve years (1933-1945) in the major leagues and strung together an impressive streak of eight consecutive seasons with 20-or-more home runs (1935-42).

During that decade (1935-1945), only one National League player hit more home runs than Dolph (219 HRs), hall of famer Mel Ott , who had two-hundred ninety-nine homers. The next two were hall of famer Johnny Mize (184 Hrs) and Joe Medwick (161 HRs).

In 1941 , Dolph Camilli was the National League home run champion ( Top 25 ) and runs batted in leader ( Top 25 ), two-thirds of a Triple Crown , and for his efforts, the Baseball Writers Association of America honored Dolph with a Most Valuable Player Award , the first Dodgers player to receive the honor!

Dolph Camilli's Brother Frank Campbell Dies in Boxing Match
The Lincoln Star | August 31, 1930 | Page B-Four
Did you know that Frankie Campbell, who died in a heavyweight boxing match with Max Bear (newspaper clipping above), was the brother of Dolph Camilli? Did you know that when Duke Snider made the quote about Dolph Camilli (top of page), he was ranking the best first baseman in Dodgers history in his book (Page 17); Gil Hodges (#1), Dolph Camilli (#2), Steve Garvey (#3), Wes Parker (#4) and Eddie Murray (#5)?

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