Ray Dandridge

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Birthdate 8/31/1913
Death Date 2/12/1994
Debut Year 1933
Year of Induction 1987
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Third Base

Ray Dandridge compared his defensive prowess to a 13-time Gold Glover saying, “Ozzie (Smith) is the onliest guy I’ve seen who’s got my style.”

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Ray Dandridge authorizes bats from Hillerich and Bradsby

Ray Dandridge authorizes bats from Hillerich and Bradsby

In this handwritten letter Ray Dandridge gives famed bat company Hillerich and Bradsby permission to produce two dozen of his bats. A brilliant fielder with a canon for an arm, Dandridge also hit for a high average. Two years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color
Ray Dandridge signed personal check

Ray Dandridge signed personal check

Personal checks, gone by the wayside for the most part were once upon a time a great way to secure an authentic autograph. Shown here is a check drawn on the account of and signed by Raymond E. Dandridge. Drawn on January 6, 1984, the check was made out to Metropolitan Life Ins Co. for $160.90.
Buck O'Neil lists Ray Dandridge on his All Time Negro League team

Buck O'Neil lists Ray Dandridge on his All Time Negro League team

Hall of Fame voters recognized Ray Dandridge as one of the greatest to play the game. The legendary Buck O’Neil also lists Dandridge as the third baseman on his All Time Negro League All Stars. A quick glance down the list finds it peppered with other Hall of Fame players.

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