Dickey, Bill

William Malcolm Dickey
Born: June 6, 1907, Bastrop, Louisiana
Died: November 12, 1993, Little Rock, Arkansas
Played For: 
New York Yankees (1928-1943, 1946)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1954

As famed sportswriter Dan Daniel once said, "Bill Dickey isn't just a catcher, he's a ballclub." A key performer for the Yankees on eight American League pennant-winners and seven World Series champions, the expert handler of pitchers with the deadly accurate throwing arm was also a clutch hitter, batting over .300 in 10 of his first 11 full seasons. Known for his durability, he set an American League record by catching 100 or more games 13 years in a row. He finished his 17-year career with a .313 batting average.

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Did You Know: 
that Bill Dickey starred as himself in two baseball movies: Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper and The Stratton Story with Jimmy Stewart?
He is the only man I ever saw who could make that tough [catching] job look easy.
Bucky Harris