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Bill Dickey Bill Dickey

Legendary Catcher; New York Yankees 1928-1943; Player Manager 1946; U.S. Military 1944-1945

Bill Dickey, Legendary Catcher of the Great Yankees Teams, his great career covered the teams led by Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. In 1929, Dickey's first full season, he batted .329. In ten (10) different years he hit over .300 for the full season. He set a still standing batting average record by hitting .362 in 1936; the highest one year mark for a catcher.

Hall of Fame Baseball Player

He caught more than 100 games a year for 13 consecutive years to set a baseball record, a record that remained unbroken for 40 years. Bill Dickey is considered one the top five all-around catchers in baseball history. His great defensive play, handling of the great Yankee pitchers, top clutch hitting all helped propel the N. Y. Yankees to their seven world titles during his 17 year career. This Hall of Famer had a .313 career batting average with 1969 hits. Bill Dickey played in 1,789 games and had 343 lifetime doubles along with 202 homers (both a record for catchers when he retired) and had 1209 RBI's.

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