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Richard Dotson, DNA, Unknown Father

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Dotson was my favorite pitcher on the 1983 team, second to Wilbur Wood all-time.

I heard about this the other day on a show I can’t recall at the moment, will try to find more on a website I can access.

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8 minutes ago, Timmy U said:

Fantastic story.  Always a big fan of Dot. The way he handled this news makes him seem like an incredibly cool guy.

This was a great article. i read it a couple of days ago. He is a great guy. I had a chance to ask him about his injury and surgery which essentially ended his effectiveness as a pitcher. He was very forthcoming about everything to a person he didn't know. One of the reason I got into working with pitchers and the MLB.

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So the punchline is father-son never met and both became pitchers. The parents were off and on so mother was 'available' in April 1958 when Turk was in town pitching. 

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I read several articles covering that Sports Illustrated article on the Phillies Dalton Gang. Headed by by Turk Farrell and made up of other pitchers from the staff, Jim Meyer was one, Don Caldwell was one for a short time. They were imfamous stay out all night, beat up people in the bar, just rip roaring mean drunks who were all tougher than hell. Farrell was the leader of the gang. 

https://vault.si.com/vault/1960/06/13/the-dalton-gang-rides-again

https://seamheads.com/blog/2016/03/11/the-last-ride-of-baseballs-dalton-gang/

https://tht.fangraphs.com/the-turk-the-bear-the-bird-outlaw-night-riders/

 

 

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