The Info List - Rich Dauer

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As player

Baltimore Orioles (1976–1985)

As coach

Cleveland Indians (1990–1991) Kansas City Royals (1997–2002) Milwaukee Brewers (2003–2005) Colorado Rockies (2009–2012) Houston Astros (2015–2017)

Career highlights and awards

2x World Series champion (1983, 2017) Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame

Richard Fremont Dauer (born July 27, 1952) is an American baseball former infielder and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). He spent his entire 10-year MLB playing career with the Baltimore Orioles, winning the 1983 World Series. He was primarily a second baseman, but also played third base. Following his career as a player, he spent 19 seasons as an MLB coach for numerous teams, winning the World Series in 2017 as the first base coach for the Houston Astros. He was inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 2012.


1 Early years 2 Pro playing career 3 Coaching career 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] Born in San Bernardino, California, Dauer graduated from Colton High School in 1970 and played college baseball for the Indians of San Bernardino Valley College. He transferred to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he was an All-American[1][2] at third base and helped the Trojans win the College World Series in 1973 and 1974,[3] USC's fifth consecutive title and sixth in seven years.[4][5][6] Pro playing career[edit] Selected in the first round of the 1974 MLB draft in early June, Dauer was the 24th overall pick and began his pro career in the Single-A South Atlantic League with the Asheville Tourists. He moved up to the Rochester Red Wings of the Triple-A International League late in the 1975 season. The following season with Rochester, Dauer won the league batting title with a .336 average.[7] He was called up by the Orioles that year but struggled, getting only four hits in 39 at bats.[8] Dauer's struggles continued at the start of 1977, as he had just one hit in his first 41 at bats. He began the year as the Orioles' starting second baseman but soon lost the role to Billy Smith.[9] He credited Brooks Robinson and Lee May with helping him out, saying, "You can't make it in the Majors by yourself."[8] By the end of the year, he had regained the second base job from Smith.[9] He batted .243 with 74 hits, 15 doubles, five home runs, and 25 RBI in 96 games while compiling a .982 fielding percentage at second base.[10] Dauer played in the 1979 postseason, and Orioles defeated the California Angels in four games in the best-of-five 1979 American League Championship Series to secure the pennant, Baltimore's first since 1971. In the World Series, the O's built 3-1 lead, but lost the last three games to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played in the World Series in 1983, also known as "the I-95 Series," won by the Orioles over the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. Dauer holds two American League single season fielding records for a second baseman, including 86 consecutive errorless games and 425 straight errorless chances, both set in 1978.[11] Dauer is one of the few to have won a College World Series (twice) and an MLB World Series. In 2012, Dauer was inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame, becoming the 12th member of the 1983 championship team to be inducted.[11] Coaching career[edit]

Dauer as first base coach for the Houston Astros in 2016

Dauer also has worked as a minor league coach for five organizations, and managed the Seattle Mariners Class A San Bernardino Spirit affiliate in 1987.[12] At the major league level, he coached for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies.[3][13] On December 19, 2012, he was named Manager of the Padres' Class AA affiliate, the San Antonio Missions.[13] Former teammate Lenn Sakata credited Dauer with helping him at shortstop in 1981 and 1982. "While I was at short, Rich gave me all the help and encouragement I needed. He was one of the best."[14] Dauer served as the first base coach for the Astros in 2017, where they won the World Series for the first time ever that year.[15] At the World Series parade Dauer suffered a subdural hematoma as a result of a head injury which required emergency brain surgery. [16] See also[edit]

List of Major League Baseball players who spent their entire career with one franchise


^ Newnham, Blaine (May 14, 1974). "Duck-Trojan game set back a day". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1D.  ^ "Hurricanes prepare for final game". Boca Taron News. Florida. UPI. June 16, 1974. p. 13A.  ^ a b "Rich Dauer #25". colorado.rockies.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 27 August 2012.  ^ "Dauer paces Trojans". Boca Raton News. Florida. UPI. June 4, 1974. p. 11A.  ^ "Troy wins; Miami foe in finals". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 15, 1974. p. 12.  ^ "USC dynasty stays intact". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. June 17, 1974. p. 14.  ^ "Rich Dauer Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2013.  ^ a b Rosenfeld, p. 58 ^ a b "Billy Smith 1977 Batting Gamelogs". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2013.  ^ "Rich Dauer Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2013.  ^ a b Encina, Eduardo A. "Rich Dauer becomes 12th member of 1983 title team to become an Orioles Hall of Famer". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.  ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=72ca952f ^ a b http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121219&content_id=40752048&vkey=news_sd&c_id=sd ^ Rosenfeld, p. 70 ^ McTaggart, Brian; Gurnick, Ken. "Houston Astros win 2017 World Series". MLB. Retrieved November 2, 2017.  ^ Miracle recovery: Astros coach nearly died at World Series parade Retrieved December 27, 2017

Rosenfeld, Harvey (1995). Iron Man: The Cal Ripken, Jr., Story. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-13524-6.  External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or BR Bullpen Biography, or SABR Biography Project, or Retrosheet

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USC Trojans 1973 College World Series Champions

Marvin Cobb Rich Dauer Anthony Davis Steve Kemp Dennis Littlejohn Fred Lynn Russ McQueen George Milke Randy Scarbery Roy Smalley III

Head Coach Rod Dedeaux

Regular season NCAA Tournament College World Series

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USC Trojans 1974 College World Series Champions

Marvin Cobb Anthony Davis Rich Dauer Rob Hertel Dennis Littlejohn Russ McQueen George Milke (College World Series MOP) Charlie Phillips Pete Redfern

Head Coach Rod Dedeaux

Regular season NCAA Tournament College World Series

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1974 College Baseball All-America Team selections

P Earl Bass P Jim Gideon C Ken St. Pierre 1B Orlando González 2B Jim Hacker 3B Rich Dauer

SS Bill Almon O Steve Bowling O Marv Chamberlain O Lee Iorg DH Gene Delyon

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1974 Major League Baseball Draft First Round Selections

Bill Almon Tommy Boggs Lonnie Smith Tom Brennan Dale Murphy Butch Edge Scot Thompson Larry Monroe Ron Sorey Mike Miley Rod Scurry Dennis Sherrill Garry Templeton Ted Shipley Kevin Drake Lance Parrish Cliff Speck Willie Wilson Terry Lee Eddie Ford Rick Sutcliffe Jerry Johnson Steve Reed Rich Dauer

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Baltimore Orioles first-round draft picks

1965: S. McDonald 1966: Parks 1967: Grich 1968: Kennedy 1969: Hood 1970: West 1971: Stein 1972: Thomas 1973: Parrott 1974: Dauer 1975: Ford 1976: D. Williams 1977: Hazewood 1978: Boyce 1979: None 1980: J. Williams 1981: None 1982: Kucharski 1983: Wilson 1984: Hoover 1985: None 1986: None 1987: Myers, DuVall, Harnisch 1988: Olson, Gutiérrez 1989: B. McDonald 1990: Mussina 1991: M. Smith 1992: Hammonds 1993: Powell 1994: None 1995: Shepherd 1996: None 1997: Werth, D. McDonald, Ndungidi 1998: Elder, Tucker 1999: Paradis, Stahl, Bigbie, Reed, Cenate, Rice, Roberts 2000: Hale, Johnson 2001: C. Smith, Fontenot, Bass 2002: Loewen 2003: Markakis 2004: Townsend 2005: Snyder, Olson 2006: Rowell, Beato 2007: Wieters 2008: Matusz 2009: Hobgood 2010: Machado 2011: Bundy 2012: Gausman 2013: Harvey 2014: None 2015: Stewart, Mountcastle 2016: Sedlock 2017: Hall

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Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series champions

1 Al Bumbry 8 Cal Ripken Jr. (AL MVP) 10 Todd Cruz 12 Lenn Sakata 15 Dan Ford 16 Scott McGregor 17 Joe Nolan 22 Jim Palmer 23 Tippy Martinez 24 Rick Dempsey (World Series MVP) 25 Rich Dauer 27 Benny Ayala 28 Jim Dwyer 29 Ken Singleton 33 Eddie Murray 34 Storm Davis 35 Gary Roenicke 37 John Shelby 38 John Lowenstein 39 Tito Landrum 46 Mike Flanagan 49 Tim Stoddard 52 Mike Boddicker (ALCS MVP) 53 Sammy Stewart

Manager 26 Joe Altobelli

Coaches 31 Ray Miller 40 Jimmy Williams 44 Elrod Hendricks 47 Cal Ripken Sr. 54 Ralph Rowe

Regular season American League Championship Series

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Houston Astros 2017 World Series champions

1 Carlos Correa 2 Alex Bregman 3 Cameron Maybin 4 George Springer (World Series MVP) 9 Marwin González 10 Yuli Gurriel 11 Evan Gattis 15 Carlos Beltrán 16 Brian McCann 21 Derek Fisher 22 Josh Reddick 27 José Altuve (AL MVP) 30 Juan Centeno 31 Collin McHugh 35 Justin Verlander (ALCS MVP) 36 Will Harris 41 Brad Peacock 43 Lance McCullers Jr. 44 Luke Gregerson 46 Francisco Liriano 47 Chris Devenski 50 Charlie Morton 53 Ken Giles 59 Joe Musgrove 60 Dallas Keuchel

Manager 14 A. J. Hinch

Bench Coach 26 Alex Cora First Base Coach 48 Rich Dauer Third Base Coach 8 Gary Pettis Pitching Coach 56 Brent Strom Hitting Coach 39 Dave Hudgens Assistant Hitting Coach 55 Alonzo Powell Bullpen Coach 52 Craig Bjornson Bullpen Catcher 85 Javier Bracamonte Bullpen Catcher 96 Carlos Muñoz

Regular season American League Division Series American League Championship Series

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Members of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar Brady Anderson Luis Aparicio Harold Baines George Bamberger Steve Barber Hank Bauer Mark Belanger Paul Blair Mike Boddicker Mike Bordick Hal Brown Don Buford Al Bumbry Mike Cuellar Rich Dauer Doug DeCinces Rick Dempsey Jack Dunn III Mike Flanagan Jim Gentile Bobby Grich Dick Hall Elrod Hendricks Chris Hoiles Billy Hunter Davey Johnson John Lowenstein Dennis Martínez Tippy Martinez Lee May Scott McGregor Dave McNally Ray Miller Stu Miller Melvin Mora Eddie Murray Mike Mussina Johnny Oates Gregg Olson Jim Palmer Milt Pappas Boog Powell Paul Richards Cal Ripken Jr. Cal Ripken Sr. Brooks Robinson Frank Robinson Gary Roenicke Ken Singleton B. J. Surhoff Gus Triandos Eddie Watt Earl Weaver Hoyt Wilhelm Gene Woodling

Herb Armstrong Award

Richie Bancells Rex Barney Rob Brown Frank Cashen Harry Dalton Jerold Hoffberger Phil Itzoe Lenny Johnston Lee MacPhail Bill O'Donnell Hank Peters Don Pries Ralph Salvon Chuck Thompson Ernie Tyler Fred Uhlman Sr. Julie Wagner Eddie Weidner

"Wild Bill" Hagy Award

Wild Bill Hagy

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International League MVP Award

1932: Owen 1933: Rolfe 1934: Boone 1935: Puccinelli 1936: McGowan 1937: Crouse 1938: Carnegie 1939: Witek 1940: Ryba 1941: Hutchinson 1942: Barrett 1943: Schoendienst 1944: Moss 1945: Lollar 1946: Robinson 1947: Sauer 1948: Bloodworth 1949: B. Morgan 1950: Poholsky 1951: Wilson 1952: Gilliam 1953: Nelson 1954: Howard 1955: Nelson 1956: Goliat 1957: Baxes 1958: Nelson 1959: Herrera 1960: King 1961: Savage 1962: Martínez 1963: Buford 1964: J. Morgan 1965: Foy 1966: Epstein 1967: Aaron 1968: Rettemund 1969: Alvarado 1970: Freed 1970: Kopacz 1971: Grich 1972: Evans 1973: Fuller 1974: Rice 1975: Vail 1976: Dauer 1976: Klutts 1976: Lis 1977: T. Cox 1978: Allenson 1979: Brown 1979: Stapleton 1980: Brant 1981: Butler 1982: Ashford 1983: Teufel 1984: Bradley 1985: Pasqua 1986: Dodson 1987: Milligan 1988: Worthington 1989: O'Malley 1990: Meulens 1991: Bell 1992: Snow 1993: Thome 1994: Manto 1995: Huskey 1996: Hiatt 1997: Petagine 1998: Petagine 1999: S. Cox 2000: Mottola 2001: Hall 2002: González 2003: Seguignol 2004: Peralta 2005: Victorino 2006: Witt 2007: Hessman 2008: Bailey 2009: Duncan 2010: Johnson 2011: Canzler 2012: Gómez 2013: Colabello 2014: Souza 2015: Hague 2016: G