Negro League Baseball Dot Com - The Online Home of Negro League Baseball History

Home | Negro League FAQ | Negro League Timeline | Negro League Teams | Negro League Players | Negro League Shop

Negro League Baseball Shop

East-West All-Star Game
The Negro League's Best Of The Best
Only 27 Negro League players had the honor of being elected to an East-West All-Star Game squad 5 or more times during the heyday of this annual classic. Who were they? More...
Negro League History 101
Negro League History 101
Need an introduction to the Negro Baseball Leagues? For those who are just discovering the story of the Negro League baseball we have prepared a primer on this fascinating part of American sports and cultural history. More...

<---Player Profiles Index

Ray Dandridge

Born:

August 31, 1913

Died:

February 12, 1994

Teams:

Detroit Stars, Nashville Elite Giants, Newark Dodgers, Newark Eagles

Position(s):

3b (and other positions)

Hall Of Fame:

1987

Notes:

His lifetime .350+ batting average alone was enough to turn heads, but it was his unmatched defensive play in the hot corner that earned Ray Dandrige his place in the Hall Of Fame. As a member of the Newark Eagles in the late 1930s Dandridge was the cornerstone of the Eagles' "million dollar infield, an infield that also included Dick Seay, Mule Suttles, and Hall Of Famer Willie Wells.

Despite his popularity among stateside Negro League fans, Dandridge found the playing and living conditions of the Mexican League more to his liking. During the 1940s he spent all but one season (1944) in Mexico and built a reputation and following in Latin America that earned him a spot in the Mexican Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Returning to the U.S. after the integration of major league baseball Dandridge was signed by the New York Giants organization who assigned him to the AAA Minneapolis Millers inb 1949. Despite earning the league's MVP honor in 1950 the parent club deemed him too old to join the Giants.

Dandridge retired from baseball after the 1954 season. In 1987 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.


©2003 P. Mills, Publisher. All rights reserved.
No part of this website may be reproducted in any manner or in any medium without the express, written permission of of the copyright holder.