Carlos Dore

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Carlos Jose Dore Bourdier (El Cieguito)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Carlos Dore played seven seasons in the minor leagues.

Dore played for the Dominican national team in the 1953 Amateur World Series, hitting .273. He also played for the Dominicans when they won the Bronze Medal in the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games (.320) and when they won the Gold Medal in the 1955 Pan American Games (the only baseball Gold for the Dominicans in a Pan American Games through 2018). In the 1955 Pan Ams, he hit .378/?/.568 with 10 runs in 8 games, 3 runs behind leader and teammate Pablo Tineo. He turned pro with the 1955-1956 Leones del Escogido, going 4 for 12 with two walks, a double, a steal, five runs and three RBI; he was also 2 for 6 in the postseason as the Leones won their first Dominican League title.

In his US debut, he was 2 for 5 for the 1956 Michigan City White Caps. In 1956-1957, he hit .326/.383/.380 for the Tigres del Licey but was 0 for 6 in the finals. He batted .290/.352/.416 and stole 19 bases for the 1957 Decatur Commodores. His .980 fielding percentage was third among Midwest League outfielders with 50+ games. He batted .288/.335/.387 for Licey in 1957-1958 and was 6 for 12 with a double and four runs in the postseason.

With the 1958 Stockton Ports, he produced at a .315/.398/.414 clip with 6 triples, 38 steals and 97 runs. He also had 26 outfield assists. He tied for third in the California League in stolen bases. In 1958-1959, his batting line for Licey fell to .259/.323/.293 but he hit .316/.350/.368 in the postseason as they won it all. In 1959, he batted .295/.391/.373 with 24 swipes and 85 runs for the Winston-Salem Red Birds. He made the Carolina League top 10 in average, runs (5th, between Carl Yastrzemski and Daniel Briner) and steals (2nd, 11 behind Elder White). In winter ball, he struggled (.193/.252/.218).

He split 1960 between four St. Louis Cardinals affiliates: the Billings Mustangs (.264/.373/.393 in 51 G), Winnipeg Goldeyes (.319/.420/.493 in 37 G), Winston-Salem (.222/.325/.264 in 19 G) and the AA Tulsa Oilers (a fine .346/.393/.500 in his only 11 games above B-level ball). His 12 triples tied Johnny Lewis for 5th in the Cards chain and he was 5th with 95 runs (between Santiago Rosario and Jim Hickman). He ended his Dominican League career on a fine note - .307/.378/.434 with 39 runs in 48 games for Licey then 3-for-11 in the postseason.

Back with Winnipeg in '61, his batting line was .307/.415/.398 and he had 82 walks, 9 triples, 24 stolen bases and 92 runs. He was 6th in the Northern League in average (between Rodolfo Welch and Billy Ott), 4th in runs (between Pat Owens and Welch), tied Donald Branson for the most triples, tied for 5th in steals, was 5th in walks, led in hit-by-pitch (12) and was 5th in OBP (between Lou Brock and Ott). He was 4th among St. Louis minor leaguers in runs (between Elmer Lindsey and Gene Oliver), tied Doug Clemens for 4th in triples, led in steals, was 6th in walks and was in the top 10 in OBP.

He ended his career with the 1962 Eugene Emeralds, hitting .290/.391/.375 with 79 walks, 7 triples and 99 runs. He tied for 8th in the Northwest League in triples, was 3rd in runs, ranked 10th in average, was 5th in walks, tied Wayne Norton for 3rd with 17 outfield assists and was 8th in OBP, finishing off on a still-productive note. He had hit .297 with at least 520 runs in 714 minor league games.