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William Martin Dillhoefer

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 154 lb.

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A catcher who had five seasons in the major leagues, Pickles Dillhoefer's best year was as the back-up catcher on the 1920 St. Louis Cardinals. Tragically, he died at age 27 of typhoid fever only a few weeks after his wedding.

When the Sporting News did an article in 2001 about the best nicknames of all time, Pickles was named #1, ahead of players such as The Only Nolan, Razor Shines, Bubbles Hargrave, and many others.

His professional baseball career started in 1914 in the Ohio State League.

  • Enlisted 5/22/1918 at Camp Merritt NJ Quartermaster Corps. Promoted to Sergeant 11/4/1918. Honorable Discharge 4/10/1919

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