Harry Dalton

Harry Dalton
Birthdate 08/23/1928
Death Date 10/23/2005
Debut Year 1966
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Brewers, Orioles
Position Executive

As GM for the Orioles, Angels, and Brewers, Harry Dalton helped his teams win five American League pennants and two World Series titles.

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Harry Dalton was the architect of Baltimore's first two World Series titles

Harry Dalton was the architect of Baltimore's first two World Series titles

Harry Dalton got his start as an office boy for the Orioles in 1954, their first season in Baltimore. He rose up the ranks in the front office, earning the role of scouting director in 1961 at age 32. During his time in the position, the Oriole farm system produced the likes of Jim Palmer, Dave McNa
After leaving Baltimore, Dalton was hired away to the Angels by Gene Autry

After leaving Baltimore, Dalton was hired away to the Angels by Gene Autry

After much success in Baltimore, Angels owner Gene Autry hired Harry Dalton away from the Orioles in late 1971. One of his first moves in Anaheim was the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. Dalton sent franchise favorite and six-time All Star Jim Fregosi in exchange for a five-player pac
Dalton's final GM job resulted in the Brewers first postseason appearances

Dalton's final GM job resulted in the Brewers first postseason appearances

Harry Dalton’s final GM job came with the Brewers from 1978-1991. When he started, the team had yet to post a winning season in eight years in Milwaukee. Soon he helped turn things around. His first year featured 93 wins. In 1979, they improved by two games and finished second to the AL champi

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