John Dobbs, Brooklyn Superbas outfielder, standing on ballpark field prior to game against Chicago Cubs 1905 Photo SUMMARY
Head and shoulders portrait of John Dobbs, baseball player for the National League Brooklyn Superbas, standing on a ballpark field in Chicago, Illinois. SDN-003265, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society. Note: Brooklyn later changed its nickname to Dodgers.
A well-traveled outfielder, John Dobbs started with the Cincinnati Reds in 1901 and hit .274, a solid batting average during baseball’s dead ball era. In July of 1902 he was sold to the Chicago Cubs and hit a career high .299 combined with both teams. John Dobbs played the last 2 and half seasons in Brooklyn with the Superbas (short for Super baseball players).