Although only 5'9", 145-pounds, Dan proved to be an outstanding defensive player in the first base position. Beginning in his youth days in the Springfield Township area and continuing through ten years in the AA league, he made up for his lack of size by becoming a key member of his teams. Dan consistently hit around the .300 mark, proved to be a clutch hitter and a magician with the bat when it came to bunting. Rarely did he make an error, as he had a lifetime .960 fielding average. He was also very adept at pickoff plays and the old hidden ball trick. Dan was named to three All-Star teams while playing for the Blatz Beer, Tiny's Orphans, Azar-Denholm, Kippy-Heathco, and Nino's Lounge teams.