PLAYER: Dutch Jordan (SL)
TEAM: Atlanta Crackers
LEAGUE: Southern Association
BACK: Brown Old Mill (Ranked 2/39)
GRADE: SGC A
An exquisite example of Southern Leaguer Dutch Jordan featuring the intensely rare the Brown Old Mill advertising reverse (ranked 2 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource). One of the great treasures within the T206 issue, the Brown Old Mill.
Adolfo Otto Jordan
Born: January 5, 1880 – Pittsburgh, PA
Died: December 23, 1972 – West Allegheny, PA
Career BA: .208
Brooklyn Superbas NL (1903-1904)
Adolf “Dutch” Jordan came up to Brooklyn after two seasons with the Binghamton Bingoes in the New York State League. Jordan played two seasons for the Superbas in 1903 and 1904, hitting just .208 in 519 at bats and slugging just .260. Primarily a second baseman, he also played first and third base and the outfield for Brooklyn. That was the extent of his major league career, but Jordan went on to play ten more seasons in the minors, the first seven with the Atlanta Crackers in the Southern Association. A career .231 hitter in the minors, he hit .270 in 1905 for the Crackers, but hit less than .230 five times in the next 9 years. Jordan also played for the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Memphis Chickasaws in the Southern Association and the Dallas Giants in the Texas League. After his playing days, he managed off and on in the minors before retiring in 1921.
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