Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Martin Ties Dailey

Russell Martin has tied a Dodger franchise record that has stood since 1892. With his 18th stolen base this evening he is poised to surpass Con Dailey for the all time Dodger record for stolen bases for a catcher this year. It's amazing it has lasted so long. Of course, I can't think of any former Dodger catcher in my lifetime who had the legs to steal a base.

For an excellent biography of this 19th Century catcher check out this story on Dodger Thoughts.

BTW, it was common with Baseball cards from this era to have many spelling mistakes. Hence, Dailey's name is spelled Daley on the above 1887-88 Old Judge N172 Baseball card.

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