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Fred Dunlap from the Chronology
Dec 21, 1911 - In the New York Evening Journal‚ 80's player-manager Sam Crane picks his all-time greatest list‚ in response to a list that Charles Comiskey compiled. Crane graciously faults Comiskey for not including himself‚ as well as for not going back far enough. He lists 20 in chronological order: G.Wright‚ R. Barnes‚ C. Anson‚ M. Kelly‚ C. Radbourn, F. Dunlap‚ Buck Ewing‚ J. Ward‚ C. Comiskey‚ B. Lange‚ J. McGraw‚ L. Lajoie‚ F. Clarke‚ H. Wagner‚ W. Keeler‚ J. Collins‚ C. Mathewson‚ H. Chase‚ T. Cobb‚ and E. Collins.
Apr 20, 1891 - Against Baltimore (AA) Washington 2B Fred Dunlap once considered the greatest in the game suffers a career-ending broken left leg. The injury occurs in the 1st inning after Dunlap walks steals 2B and following a single circles 3B and attempts to return to the bag when he sees he can't get home. As noted by Bob Schaefer it is the 2nd time that Dunlap has broken a leg in a game: the first occurred on July 5 1887 when he collided with Sam Thompson in the 7th inning.
Jul 25, 1889 - A fatigued Horace Phillips is given a vacation from managing the Pittsburgh club captain Fred Dunlap taking over. On August 1st Phillips would suffer a mental breakdown and eventually be placed in an asylum.
Jul 9, 1888 - With slugger Sam Thompson already sidelined with a sore arm Detroit suffers another crippling injury when Hardie Richardson Fred Dunlap's replacement breaks his ankle and is lost for the season. Detroit beats Washington today 3-2.
Jul 2, 1888 - During a morning practice game at Recreational Park Pittsburgh's captain Fred Dunlap is struck by a hard hit ball and his right jaw is broken. He will be out of action for several weeks.
Jan 2, 1888 - Fred Dunlap finally signs with Pittsburgh following the sale of his contract by Detroit. He agrees to a $5000 salary and a $2000 bonus making him the highest-paid player to date.
Jul 5, 1887 - Although Fred Dunlap suffers a serious leg injury that will keep him sidelined for 2 months Detroit beats Boston 16-8 to push the Beaneaters into 3rd place.
Jun 11, 1887 - Detroit's Fred Dunlap establishes a NL record by starting 4 DPs at 2B. He participates in 5 DPs in all to tie the existing ML mark and helps the Sluggers edge the Hoosiers 7-6.
Aug 8, 1886 - Rumors of the imminent demise of the St. Louis Maroons abound after star 2B Fred Dunlap is sold to Detroit for $4700.
Apr 17, 1885 - The 4 NL players (including Hugh Daily Orator Shaffer and Fred Dunlap) who violated the reserve rule in 1884 by signing with the UA before the season started are reinstated with fines of $500 each.
Oct 9, 1884 - Fred Dunlap's 13th HR helps his St. Louis Maroons (UA) bury the Washington Nationals 11-1. The 2B will add the HR championship to his UA titles in batting slugging on base percentage hits doubles and total bases the most dominant season by any nonpitcher of the 19th century. He also leads all UA second basemen in fielding average putouts assists DPs and total chances per game.
Sep 27, 1881 - Charles Radbourn has a no-hitter broken up with one out in the 9th when Fred Dunlap hits a double. Rad settles for a 6-0 one-hitter his second one-hitter in a month.
Jul 30, 1881 - Fred Dunlap is 4-for-5 completing a series in which he goes 11-for-14 and handles 25 of 27 chances at 2B. However Chicago salvages the final game in the series 7-6 and stealing 7 bases.
Jul 28, 1881 - Fred Dunlap has 4 hits to pace Cleveland to a 11-2 win over Chicago.
Sep 13, 1880 - NL secretary Nick Young rules that the final score of the July 10th game in which Fred Dunlap hit the apparent HR in the bottom of the 9th inning should be 2-0 not 1-0 as some contend. Young rules that Dunlap's hit should be a HR and it would be a "gross injustice" to deprive him of one.
Jul 10, 1880 - Cleveland snaps Chicago's long winning streak with a thrilling victory. The game is scoreless until the bottom of the 9th inning. Then Jack Glasscock walks and Fred Dunlap hits a long drive to the deepest part of the park and circles the bases for an apparent HR. A lively debate ensues as to whether Dunlap gets a HR or whether the game ends the instant Glasscock touches the plate under the new sudden death rule.
Jun 10, 1880 - Boston's Charley Jones last year's HR king with 9 hits 2 HRs in one inning becoming the first big leaguer to accomplish this feat. Both HRs come off Buffalo's Tom Poorman in the 8th inning of a 19-3 rout. Jones now has league-high 4 homers one more than Fred Dunlap.
May 18, 1880 - Corcoran returns to the pitcher's box for Chicago as the Whites rally to beat Cleveland 10-6. The Cleveland second baseman Fred Dunlap is 5-for-5but becomes rattled by Chicago's baserunning at a critical time and misses 2 double plays.
Oct 13, 1879 - Albany beats the Nationals of Washington to clinch the NA pennant. The victors' lineup includes three players Tommy Burns Fred Dunlap and Ned Hanlon who will be NL standouts in the 1880s.