The Bossman in The Bighouse

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Disappearance of Baseball's Tolbert Percy Dalton. Maryland 1948.

Tolbert Percy Dalton is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 and a ½ inches tall with Brown hair. The 63 year old Dalton was last seen on July 4, 1948 while living in Catonsville, MD. He left Sunday morning to attend a service at the Columbia Primitive Baptist Church in Burtonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland. He never showed up at the church and he never returned home. Mr. Dalton was a professional baseball player from 1910 through 1916 for the Brooklyn Robins, the Buffalo Blues and The Detroit Tigers. No record of a police investigation into the case has been found. The only investigation into Dalton's disappearance known to date was carried out by members of his congregation. Dalton's case has long intrigued a small group of researchers belonging to the Society for American Baseball Research. They have gleaned bits of information over the years, mostly from talking to Dalton's relatives and members of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Tolbert Percy Dalton
Thank you,
Darrell "The Bossman" Bartell


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