Daniel Broughton Long, Sr.
July 23, 1925
December 27, 2005
1942-43 Lanier High School - Montgomery (High School)
1943-44 Lanier High School - Montgomery (High School)
1947-48 Memphis Legionnaires / Mobile Gulls (SPBL)
1947-48 Birmingham Vulcans (SPBL)
Right out of high school, this Montgomery athlete was signed by the Chicago Cubs baseball club and sent to their Nashville affiliate. In 1945 he would find himself in the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system and over the next few years the catcher climbed his was to Class AA. However, that is as high as he would get in the minor leagues. In the off-season of 1947-48, he would play basketball first for the Memphis Legionnaires and when the team moved to Mobile, we went with them but left the team shortly thereafter. He would make a brief appearance with the Birmingham Vulcans at the end of the Southern League season before heading back to baseball. However, this off-season saw him sold to the Cleveland Indias and he struggled though the 1948 season before being let go. He bounced around the low minors until 1950 when he was let go and done with baseball at the age of 24.
Long became a restaurateur in Montgomery for many years and also served on the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
He was married to Murial Savage in 1953 and they had four children.
Minor League Baseball Stats
Montgomery Advertiser, December 30, 2005