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George Dickey

George Willard Dickey (Skeets)

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 10, 1915 in Kensett, AR
High School: Searcy HS (Searcy, AR) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1935 (Age 20.073)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox 1935-1947

Final Game: September 27, 1947 (Age 32.079)
Died: June 16, 1976 in DeWitt, AR
Buried: Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, AR
Relatives: Brother of Bill Dickey
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1935 19 BOS AL 5 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .000 .083 .000 .083 -77 0 0 0 /2
1936 20 BOS AL 10 25 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .043 .120 .087 .207 -49 2 0 0 2
1941 25 CHW AL 32 60 55 6 11 1 0 2 8 0 0 5 7 .200 .267 .327 .594 57 18 1 0 0 2
1942 26 CHW AL 59 126 116 6 27 3 0 1 17 0 0 9 11 .233 .288 .284 .572 63 33 3 0 1 2
1946 30 CHW AL 37 91 78 8 15 1 0 0 1 0 2 12 13 .192 .300 .205 .505 45 16 2 0 1 2
1947 31 CHW AL 83 246 211 15 47 6 0 1 27 4 2 34 25 .223 .331 .265 .596 70 56 2 0 1 2
6 Yrs 226 560 494 36 101 12 0 4 54 4 4 63 62 .204 .294 .253 .547 54 125 8 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 401 354 26 72 9 0 3 39 3 3 45 44 .204 .294 .253 .547 54 90 0 2
CHW (4 yrs) 211 523 460 35 100 11 0 4 53 4 4 60 56 .217 .308 .267 .575 63 123 8 0 3
BOS (2 yrs) 15 37 34 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 .029 .108 .059 .167 -58 2 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1935 19 BOS AL 5 12 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .441 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $2,400 /2
1936 20 BOS AL 10 25 -6 0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.6 1 -6 -0.5 .440 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -5 $2,400 2
1941 25 CHW AL 32 60 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 $3,000 2
1942 26 CHW AL 59 126 -5 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 2
1946 30 CHW AL 37 91 -5 -1 0 1 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.3 0.2 -2 $5,000 2
1947 31 CHW AL 83 246 -7 0 0 -1 2 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .493 .496 0.2 0.1 3 2
6 Seasons 226 560 -29 -0 0 -2 5 -27 -2.8 17 -10 -1.1 .488 .497 -0.9 0.3 -8 $17,800
CHW (4 yrs) 211 523 -20 -0 0 -1 4 -17 -1.9 16 -2 -0.3 .491 .497 -0.2 0.4 -1 $13,000
BOS (2 yrs) 15 37 -9 0 0 -1 0 -10 -0.9 1 -8 -0.8 .440 .497 -0.7 -0.1 -7 $4,800

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1935 BOS AL 19 C 4 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .984 4.75 1 4 0 0% 41%
1936 BOS AL 20 C 10 6 6 34 25 6 3 1 .912 3.10 .979 4.78 2 11 2 15% 36%
1941 CHW AL 25 C 17 8 8 61 56 5 0 1 1.000 3.59 .983 5.00 1 3 9 1 10% 41% 0
1942 CHW AL 26 C 29 23 23 110 90 11 9 5 .918 3.48 .979 4.93 1 1 14 7 33% 42% 0
1946 CHW AL 30 C 30 20 20 111 97 14 0 3 1.000 3.70 .982 5.52 2 1 5 7 58% 46% 0
1947 CHW AL 31 C 80 57 55 325 285 35 5 5 .985 4.00 .985 5.02 8 8 22 21 49% 46% 0
6 Seasons C 170 117 115 648 560 71 17 15 .974 3.71 .983 5.07 15 13 65 38 37% 43% 0
6 Seasons TOT 170 117 115 648 560 71 17 15 .974 3.71 .983 5.07 15 13 65 38 37% 43% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1942 AL  9 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  8 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1915-07-10 (3rd)
1936 AL  born 1915-07-10 (6th)

             

Transactions

  • February 18, 1939: Purchased by Oklahoma City (Texas) from the Boston Red Sox.
  • August 15, 1940: Purchased by the Chicago White Sox from Oklahoma City (Texas).
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1935 19 Boston Red Sox $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 20 Boston Red Sox $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 25 Chicago White Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 26 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 30 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,800
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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