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Encyclopedia > Dave Orr

David L. (Dave) Orr (September 29, 1859 - June 2, 1915) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball from 1883 through 1890. September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Orr played most of his career in the American Association for the New York Metropolitans (1883-87), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888) and Columbus Solons (1889). He also had stints with the New York Gothams (1883, midseason) in the National League, and for the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders (1890) of the Players League. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he batted and threw right handed. The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league from 1882 to 1891. ... The Metropolitan Club (the New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th century professional baseball team that played from 1880 to 1887. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...


At 5'11" and 250 pounds, Orr was truly one of the best ballplayers of his era as he accumulated impressive statistics in his short major league career.Hes the baddest mothafucka you ever seen ,best singing, best lookin, best dressing mothafucka. He never hit below .305 for a full season, and his .965 fielding average over that same period was very respectable. In his eight-season career, Orr posted a .342 batting average (1125-for-3289) with 37 home runs and 627 RBI in 791 games. He added 536 runs, 198 doubles, 108 triples and 66 stolen bases. In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ...


In 1884, Orr fell two home runs short of winning the Triple Crown as he led the American Association in batting at .354 and RBI with 112. His nine homers were two shy of tying John Reilly of Cincinnati for the title. 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... John Reilly can refer to: Long John Reilly (1858-1937), a baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division titles...


Tragically, Orr was stricken with a career ending stroke just a few weeks after the 1890 season ended and just days after his 31st birthday. He died in Brooklyn, NY, at age 55. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Highlights

  • Led AA in batting average (1884, .354)
  • Led AA in RBI (1884, 112)
  • Twice led AA in hits (1884, 162; 1886, 183)
  • Twice led AA in triples (1885, 21; 1886, 31)

In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ...

Sources

  • Baseball Library
  • Baseball Reference
  • The Deadball Era
  • Jim Mogan at SABR

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Orr was president and CEO of Pliant Systems (formerly BroadBand Technologies), a company selling DSL access gear, from April 1997 to July 2001.
Orr says the company has enough momentum with big and small carriers that it will soon start ramping up in size and revenues to go from a 275-person startup to a much larger company.
Orr says Metro-Optix's growth now will be "a matter of timing relative to the capex situation improving." He adds that so far the company has invested in all the right things -- Osmine certification, for one -- to be in a good position when carriers begin to spend more freely (see Report: Multiservice Is In).
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