Dale Long Stats

Dale Long was born on Saturday, February 6, 1926, in Springfield, Missouri. Long was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1951, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Dale Long baseball stats page.

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"You can shake a dozen glove men out of a tree, but the bat separates the men from the boys." - Dale Long in The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (Wayne Stewart, Skyhorse Publishing, 10/17/2007, Page 210)

Dale Long

Dale Long Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#414 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1959top01' title='1959 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dale Long Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#414 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Richard Dale Long
Nickname:
None
Born On:
02-06-1926  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Springfield, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-27-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Palm Coast, Florida
Cemetery:
Cheshire Cemetery, Cheshire, Massachusetts
High School:
Adams High School (Adams, MA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-21-1951 (Age 25)
Last Game:
07-18-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable

Dale Long

Dale Long Pitching Stats

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Dale Long Hitting Stats

1951 25 Pirates 10 12 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .167 .167 .417
1951 25 Browns 34 105 11 25 5 1 2 0 11 10 - 22 0 - 1 1 .238 .310 .362
1955 29 Pirates 131 419 59 122 19 13 16 0 79 48 6 72 6 4 1 14 .291 .362 .513
1956 30 Pirates 148 517 64 136 20 7 27 0 91 54 11 85 0 11 0 10 .263 .326 .485
1957 31 Pirates 7 22 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 10 0 1 0 1 .182 .296 .227
1957 31 Cubs 123 397 55 121 19 0 21 0 62 52 4 63 1 4 1 9 .305 .383 .511
1958 32 Cubs 142 480 68 130 26 4 20 0 75 66 9 64 0 6 2 15 .271 .357 .467
1959 33 Cubs 110 296 34 70 10 3 14 0 37 31 2 53 0 3 0 6 .236 .306 .432
1960 34 Giants 37 54 4 9 0 0 3 0 6 7 1 7 0 0 0 3 .167 .262 .333
1960 34 Yankees 26 41 6 15 3 1 3 0 10 5 1 6 0 0 0 2 .366 .435 .707
1961 35 Senators 123 377 52 94 20 4 17 0 49 39 5 41 0 6 1 7 .249 .317 .459
1962 36 Senators 67 191 17 46 8 0 4 0 24 18 0 22 0 2 1 6 .241 .307 .346
1962 36 Yankees 41 94 12 28 4 0 4 0 17 18 0 9 0 2 0 2 .298 .404 .468
1963 37 Yankees 14 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .200
10 Years 1,013 3,020 384 805 135 33 132 0 467 353 39 460 7 39 7 76 .267 .341 .464

Dale Long

Dale Long Fielding Stats

1951 Pirates 1B 1 1 21 8 8.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.29
1951 Browns 1B 28 26 723 249 8.9 246 227 19 3 23 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.19
1951 Browns LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Pirates 1B 119 116 2,991 1,078 9.1 1,065 968 97 13 114 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.61
1956 Pirates 1B 138 136 6,357 1,324 9.6 1,300 1,201 99 24 92 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.52
1957 Pirates 1B 7 6 153 59 8.4 59 54 5 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.41
1957 Cubs 1B 104 103 2,760 985 9.5 980 908 72 5 81 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.59
1958 Cubs 1B 137 135 3,558 1,267 9.2 1,257 1,173 84 10 130 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.54
1958 Cubs C 2 0 5 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.40
1959 Cubs 1B 85 72 2,040 792 9.3 780 731 49 12 63 n/a n/a n/a .985 10.32
1960 Giants 1B 10 8 228 79 7.9 79 73 6 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.36
1960 Yankees 1B 11 6 219 83 7.5 82 78 4 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.11
1961 Senators 1B 95 94 2,451 904 9.5 889 827 62 15 87 n/a n/a n/a .983 9.79
1962 Senators 1B 51 47 1,233 493 9.7 491 459 32 2 46 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.75
1962 Yankees 1B 31 23 678 265 8.5 263 242 21 2 21 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.47
1963 Yankees 1B 2 1 27 12 6.0 11 11 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 11.00
1B Totals 819 774 23,439 7,598 9.3 7,510 6,960 550 88 672 n/a n/a n/a .988 8.65
C Totals 2 0 5 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.40
LF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
10 Years 822 774 23,447 7,599 9.2 7,511 6,960 551 88 672 1 0 0 .988 8.65

Dale Long

Dale Long Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Pirates 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 12.0 4.0 12.0 - - -
1951 Browns 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 52.5 4.8 9.5 - - -
1955 Pirates 0 1 .000 14 0 n/a 26.2 5.8 5.3 - - -
1956 Pirates 1 0 1.000 12 0 n/a 19.1 6.1 5.7 - - -
1957 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 4.4 - - -
1957 Cubs 1 1 .500 20 0 n/a 18.9 6.3 6.4 - - -
1958 Cubs 2 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 24.0 7.5 6.4 - - -
1959 Cubs 0 0 .000 28 0 n/a 21.1 5.6 8.0 - - -
1960 Giants 0 0 .000 28 0 n/a 18.0 7.7 9.0 - - -
1960 Yankees 0 0 .000 16 0 n/a 13.7 6.8 4.1 - - -
1961 Senators 0 0 .000 29 0 n/a 22.2 9.2 7.7 - - -
1962 Senators 5 1 .833 16 0 n/a 47.8 8.7 8.0 - - -
1962 Yankees 1 0 1.000 12 1 n/a 23.5 10.4 5.5 - - -
1963 Yankees 0 0 .000 12 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 - - -
10 Years 10 3 .769 207 1 n/a 22.9 6.6 6.5 - - -

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Dale Long Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Undetermined - -
1951 St. Louis Browns 24 Undetermined - -
1955 Pittsburgh Pirates 29 Undetermined - -
1956 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Undetermined - -
1957 Chicago Cubs 27 Undetermined - -
1958 Chicago Cubs 8 Undetermined - -
1959 Chicago Cubs 8 Undetermined - -
1960 San Francisco Giants 20 , 7 Undetermined - Stats
1960 New York Yankees 25 Undetermined - Stats
1961 Washington Senators 25 Undetermined - -
1962 Washington Senators 25 Undetermined - Stats
1962 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined - Stats
1963 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined - -
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Being left-handed in baseball, except in rare cases, means exclusion from the position of catcher. This is due in large part to the game's counterclockwise flow. There have only been 28 left-handed throwing players who caught in at least 1 defensive inning. Did you know that Dale Long is one of those rare left-handed catchers?

Left Handed Catchers

Name Games Caught Fielding %
Jack Clements 1,073 .973
Sam Trott 272 .906
Pop Tate 202 .905
Sy Sutcliffe 186 .887
Bill Harbridge 128 .855
Mike Hines 99 .896
John Humphries 75 .876
Fred Tenney 71 .936
Art Twineham 52 .936
Phil Baker 50 .911
Jiggs Donahue 45 .943
Dave Oldfield 35 .857
Charlie Householder 34 .895
Fergy Malone 21 .780
Jack McMahon 16 .900
Charlie Krehmeyer 12 .864
Joe Wall 7 .903
Benny Distefano 3 1.000
Homer Hillebrand 3 .899
Jim Egan 2 1.000
Dale Long 2 1.000
Mike Squires 2 1.000
Charlie Eden 1 1.000
John Cassidy 1 1.000
John Mullen 1 .714
Lefty Marr 1 .000
Martin Powell 1 .000
Billy Redmond 1 .000

Besides being former Major League baseball players, what do Dale Long, Don Mattingly , and Ken Griffey, Jr. have in common? They are the only three players in baseball history to hit at least one home run in a Major League record eight consecutive games .

Dale Long is the only player in National League history to hit at least one homer in eight straight games , making history with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 19, 1956 , May 20, 1956 (Game 1), May 20, 1956 (Game 2), May 22, 1956 , May 23, 1956 , May 25, 1956 , May 26, 1956 , and May 28, 1956 . [ Consecutive Home Run Records ]

Dale Long Home Run Record
Dale Long Home Run Record | The Jacksonville Daily Journal | May 29, 1956 | Page 10

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