Monday, October 26, 2015

Phillies Missing Links of the 1980s - #12 Bill Dawley

William Chester Dawley
Relief Pitcher

Bill Dawley peaked early with the Astros, making the All-Star team during his 1983 rookie season and winning 11 games in 1984.  He went on to be a solid reliever with the White  Sox in 1986 and the Cardinals in 1987.  Signed by the Phillies prior to the 1988 season, Dawley got the call in the second week of the season when Mike Maddux landed on the disabled list.  He struggled in his few appearances before landing on the disabled list himself with elbow issues.

Dawley was sidelined for most of the 1988 season but was activated once rosters expanded in September.  He was immediately released following the season, ending his one-year Phillies career.

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'5"  Weight:  235
Born:  February 6, 1958, Norwich, CT
Drafted:  Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 7th round of the 1976 amateur draft
Major League Teams:  Houston Astros 1983-1985, Chicago White Sox 1986, St. Louis Cardinals 1987, Phillies 1988, Oakland Athletics 1989
Professional Affiliations:  Cincinnati Reds 1976-1982, Houston Astros 1983-1985, Chicago White Sox 1986, St. Louis Cardinals 1987, Phillies 1988, Oakland Athletics 1989, Milwaukee Brewers 1989

Phillies Career
8 games, 0-2, 18.50 ERA in 8 2/3 innings
Acquired:  Signed as a free agent formerly with the St. Louis Cardinals, February 10, 1988
Debut:  April 17, 1988 - Relieved David Palmer in a game against the Expos, pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing two runs.
Final Game:  September 13, 1988
Departed:  Released by the Phillies on October 7, 1988, and signed as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics in January 1989.

1984 Donruss #328
1984 Topps #248
1988 Donruss #331
1988 Topps #509
4 Dawley Baseball Card in My Collection
First Card:  1988 Donruss #331
Last Card:  1988 Topps #509

I made a card for Dawley in the style of the 1988 Topps set, which can be found here.

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1984 Donruss #328
First Topps Base Card:  1984 Topps #248
Last Mainstream Card:  1988 Topps #509
Other Notable Cards:  1986 Topps #376, 1987 Topps #54, 1988 Fleer #29, 1988 Score #328

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia.  I will make my way through the decade of the 1980s first and then work my way forward.  In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.

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