And, therefore, I give you the box scores from all three games Dillon played in the majors:
1. May 4, 1875; Red Stockings vs. Brown Stockings at the Compton Avenue Grounds
2. May 6, 1875; Red Stockings at Keokuk
3. May 8, 1875; Red Stockings at Keokuk
Dillon had suffered a hand injury prior to the start of the season and it was something that was brought up multiple times in the St. Louis Republican. He was able to play in the first three games of the season but, by the fourth game on May 11, the Republican reported that he would not be able to catch. By the fifth game, on May 13, they were referring to him as "the injured catcher of the Reds." He would not play with the club again that season and the three games that he did play in represents the entirety of his major league career.
I am in the process of putting together all of my notes about the Reds, as I think I mentioned (and, honestly, that's a much larger task than one would think). My goal is to present a comprehensive history of the 1873-1876 Thomas McNeary Red Stockings. As of right now, I have no idea how long this thing will be or how I'm even going to present it. I'm hoping to get all of the information organized and to present it in some kind of logical manner. There's a really great story there and anyone who has followed both versions of this website over the last ten years has seen most of the pieces. I just want to pull it all together and maybe find some sort of narrative thread. If all goes according to plan, we'll start telling the story of the Reds on Monday. Until then, I'm just probably going to post some random stuff about Packy Dillon for fun.