14. Bill Dickey
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 6, 1907 in Bastrop, LA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 15, 1928
  • Final Game: September 08, 1946
  • TSN All-Star - 1932
  • TSN All-Star - 1933
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • TSN All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • TSN All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • TSN All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • TSN All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1943
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1943
 
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Before there was New York Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher, Yogi Berra, there was New York Yankees Catcher, Bill Dickey.

Dickey was a very good hitter, accumulating 1,969 Hits with 202 Home Runs for the Yanks, and like most elite Catchers that New York had he was an exceptional leader who expertly handled his staff and was one of the most respected players in the Majors.  Dickey would record a .313 Batting Average over his career and was vital to helping New York win eight World Series rings while he was in pinstripes.

Following his playing career, Dickey was instrumental in the development of Berra and another star Catcher, Elston Howard.  Fittingly, the number 8 of both Berra and Dickey were retried together by the team.

Dickey would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Purchased from Jackson (Cotton States) for $12,500 before the 1928 Season.
  • Departed: Released 9/20/46.
  • Games Played: 1789
  • Notable Statistics: 930 Runs Scored
    1,968 Hits
    343 Doubles
    72 Triples
    202 Home Runs
    1,209 RBI
    36 Stolen Bases
    .313/.382/.486 Slash Line
    57.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941 & 1943)
    All Star Game (1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 & 1946)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1931, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938 & 1939)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1929, 1937 & 1938)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (1929)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1931)
    Highest Caught Stealing Percentage (1937, 1941 & 1942)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 & 1936)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (1931, 1935, 1939 & 1941)
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