William Malcolm Dickey
(The Man Nobody Knows)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Searcy High School
- Debut August 15, 1928
- Final Game September 8, 1946
- Born June 6, 1907 in Bastrop, LA USA
- Died November 12, 1993 in Little Rock, AR USA
Dickey entered the U.S. Navy on March 15, 1944 and served at the Navy Hospital Area in Hawaii. He was discharged in January 1946; one of his main tasks had been to organize recreational activities in the Pacific. He returned to the Yankees that year and spent part of the 1946 season as player/manager with the team. He returned to the team as a member of their coaching staff from 1949 to 1957 and again in 1960.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954. Dickey was highlighted in Heroes Behind the Mask as one of the top catchers of all-time. He is considered the first of the string of great Yankees catchers that continued with Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson and, after a hiatus of two decades, Jorge Posada.
He made his first Baseball Card appearance in the 1932 U.S. Caramel set.
- 11-time AL All-Star (1933, 1934, 1936-1943 & 1946)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1936-1939)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 4 (1936-1939)
- Won eight World Series with the New York Yankees (1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941 & 1943) (he did not play in the 1928 World Series)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1954
|New York Yankees Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1946||New York Yankees||American League||57-48||--||New York Yankees|| replaced Joe McCarthy (22-13) on May 25/|
replaced by Johnny Neun on September 13
|1947||Little Rock Travelers||Southern Association||51-103||8th||Boston Braves|