Dizzy Dismukes

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William Dismukes

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dizzy Dismukes was a star pitcher in the first quarter of the 1900s, most notably for the Indianapolis ABCs. He later was a manager, including a brief stint managing the Kansas City Monarchs early in 1942 before he was promoted to the position of Business Manager, replacing J.L. Wilkinson's brother, Lee, who left for the Army; upon Dismuke's promotion, Monarchs veteran catcher Frank Duncan was named as the team's field manager. He remained the Monarchs' Business Manager for a number of seasons, and was again their field manager in 1957 and 1958, having replaced Jelly Taylor. He also scouted for the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Paul Debono: The Indianapolis ABCs: History of a Premier Team in the Negro Leagues, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007 (originally published in 1997).

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