Bill Dickey

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William Malcolm Dickey
(The Man Nobody Knows)

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1954

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Biographical Information[edit]

1932 U.S. Caramel

The brother of George Dickey, catcher Bill Dickey was a mainstay behind the plate for the New York Yankees for almost two decades. During that time, he made the All-Star team eleven times.

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Joe McCarthy
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
Johnny Neun

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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

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