Dane Iorg Athlete Profile

#10 Dane Iorg

Dane Iorg
Position: Outfielder Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 1969-1971 Hometown: Blue Lake CA, CA Hall of Fame: 1982 Last School: Arcata High School

  • 1982 Baseball




All-America

  • 1971 First Team

1982 Hall of Fame Inductee

Few baseball players in BYU history enjoyed the success Dane had during his three years on the Cougar diamond. A team player, Dane tore the covers off baseballs year after year while proving a steady hand in the Cougar outfield.

His success culminated in 1971 when he was named First Team All-America. His career batting average was a BYU record for a number of years. At one time, he held five career records. He holds several season records including a tie for most triples in a season-eight, and top batting average--.467. Dane shares the individual game record for most doubles-three, with his brother Lee among others.

Other season records Dane held were 79 hits in 1971, 19 doubles (1970), eight triples (1970), 58 runs scored (1970), and 136 total bases (1971). During his successful 1971 year, Dane established an .853 slugging percentage, tops that year in the Western Athletic Conference.

After completing play at BYU, Dane was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. He worked his way through the minors and in 1977 became part of the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1981 he led the Cards with a .327 batting average. In that year's World Series, Dane batted an incredible .529, grabbing nine hits in 17 trips to the plate.

Personal

  • Born in Eureka, California
  • Majored in P.E.

Career Highlights

  • First-Team All-American
  • All-WAC his junior and senior years
  • Career batting average was a BYU record (.467)
  • Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies

Before BYU

  • Was a shortstop at Arcata High where he was four-time all-league
  • Also played for the Humboldt Crabs

After BYU

  • Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Played for the St. Louis Cardinals, starting in 1977

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Led the Cardinals in 1981 with a .327 batting average
  • Played in the 1981 World Series and batted .529, with nine hits and 17 plate appearances
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1982

Stats

Year    Avg.   G  AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB
1969   .319   41 140   29   38    9    1    2    22    55   18   12   4
1970   .380   45 171   58   65   19    8    3    38   107   29   14   9  
1971   .467   48 197   54   79   17    3   11    50   136   32   10   4


1969 | Sophomore Year

  • Tied a school record by hitting three doubles in one game

1970 | Junior Year

  • All-WAC
  • Set school records for 19 doubles, eight triples and 58 runs scored

1971 | Senior Year

  • Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies
  • First Team All-America
  • All-Western Athletic Conference
  • Career batting average was a BYU record
  • Set career records
  • Set season records including a tie for most triples in a season-eight, and top batting average--.467
  • Shares the individual game record for most doubles-three
  • Set season records for 79 hits and 136 total bases
  • Established an .853 slugging percentage, leading the WAC