Cliff Dapper

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Cliff Dapper
Clifford Roland Dapper
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190
Born: 1920-1-2 at Los Angeles, CA (US)
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Cliff Dapper was a professional player and manager.





  • Resided in Los Angeles in 1951, and La Habra Heights, California in 1953.
  • Self-identified as being of Welsh and Scottish ancestry.

Pre-professional career

  • Played baseball and football in high school, captained the baseball team and was All-City catcher.
  • Played American Legion ball for Leonard Wood Post, 1936 National runners-up.


  • Hit a pinch-hit home run in his first pro game.
  • Led the 1952 Pioneer League in most times hit by pitcher with 12.
  • Tied for the lead in doubles with 35 in the 1952 Pioneer League.
  • Led the 1952 Pioneer League catchers in putouts with 745, assists with 103 (tying the league record), double plays with 15 (setting a new league record), and runners caught stealing with 60.
  • Missed the 1952 Pioneer League batting championship by 3/10's of a point.

Outside of baseball

  • Served in the U. S. Navy for three years.


  • 1952 Pioneer League Index.
  • 1953 Pioneer League Index (Second Edition).

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