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Mike Dorgan from the Chronology
May 24, 1884 - With RF Mike Dorgan committing 5 errors New York loses to Providence 19-5 at the Polo Grounds. According to Nick Peters and Fred Stein The New York Times reports that the game was so bad that "the Siamese Embassy [staff] occupied the stockholder box and showed their knowledge by leaving in the middle of the game." Charlie Sweeney (8-1) has 4 hits 3 doubles and scores 4 times.
Sep 29, 1881 - At an NL meeting in Saratoga Springs NY the league adopts a blacklist of ten players who are barred from playing for or against any NL teams until they are removed by unanimous vote of the league clubs. The reason for the blacklisting is "confirmed dissipation and general insubordination." These men are: Sadie Houck Lip Pike Lou Dickerson Mike Dorgan Bill Crowley John Fox Lew Brown Emil Gross The Only Nolan and Ed Caskins.
Jul 25, 1880 - Having guided the team to an 18-13 record in 8 weeks Johnny Ward resigns from Providence. Mike Dorgan takes the reins.
Aug 7, 1879 - An unusual base-path occurrence is the feature in Syracuse. The Star runner from 2B Mike Dorgan passes the man from 3B Hick Carpenter and crosses the plate before Carpenter is tagged out. There is as yet no specific rule about passing preceding runners but the umpire calls both men out. The Stars beat Boston 6-5.
Jul 29, 1879 - Billy Holbert succeeds Mike Dorgan as captain of the Stars but Syracuse still loses 13-4 to Boston.
Aug 8, 1877 - After St. Louis C John Clapp has his cheek smashed by a foul tip replacement Mike Dorgan goes behind the plate wearing a mask. Though used earlier in the IA this is perhaps the first use of a catcher's mask in an official NL game.
Jan 13, 1877 - St. Louis announces the signing of Mike Dorgan for $1600 much to the surprise of the Syracuse Stars who claim to hold a signed contract with him.