Dana Dexter (1876-1934) was a Major League baseball
outfielder, catcher and third baseman who played
with the Louisville Colonels, Chicago Orphans,
Boston Beaneaters, Des Moines Champions and
30, 1903 he was at the Iroquois Theatre with retired
Frank Houseman. Both escaped and
helped other theatergoers escape.
graduated from the University of the South in 1894
and went to work as a society and drama editor at an
Evansville, Indiana newspaper, the Evansville
Blotting Pad. Toward the end of his life he wrote
articles about baseball and ghost wrote for major
he took his own life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.