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Batting average  .247
Role  Baseball athlete
Name  Dutch Dotterer

At bats  299
Hits  74
Education  Syracuse University
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Died  October 9, 1999, Syracuse, New York, United States

Henry John "Dutch" Dotterer, Jr. (November 11, 1931 – October 9, 1999) was an American professional baseball catcher.

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A native of Syracuse, New York, he attended Syracuse University and while there was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi Gamma).

He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 209 pounds (95 kg).

Dotterer played Major League Baseball with the Cincinnati Redlegs from 1957 until 1960 and with the Washington Senators as a member of the expansion Senators' 1961 debut season in the American League.

He batted .247 in 107 career games, with five home runs and 33 runs batted in.

In 1959, he backed up regular Cincinnati catcher Ed Bailey, hitting .267 with two homers and 17 RBI in 161 at-bats.

At the close of the 1960 season, Dutch was traded to the Kansas City Athletics, who then left him unprotected in the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft, where he was acquired by Washington with the 12th pick in the player lottery.

Dotterer made the 1961 Opening Day roster of the Senators and logged 19 at-bats with them, but on April 30 of that season he played his final MLB game, after which he spent the rest of his pro career with his hometown Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League in 1961–1962. He died in Syracuse at age 67.

His father, Dutch Dotterer, Sr., was a longtime scout with Cincinnati, the Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees. His brother, Tom, an infielder, played minor league baseball in the Cincinnati organization.

Also, his son, Mike, graduated from Stanford University, where he is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in both football and baseball. Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees (1979, 1983), the Oakland Athletics (1982) and in the NFL by the Los Angeles Raiders (1983), where he was a member of the 1984 Super Bowl Championship Team.

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