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Bill Dickey (I) (1907–1993)

Perhaps the best major league catcher of the 1930s, Bill Dickey caught for the New York Yankees during the transition from the Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig era to the Joe DiMaggio era. He was strong and composed at bat and behind the plate. In the 1934 All-Star game, when Carl Hubbell struck out Ruth, Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin, it was... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1951 1951 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Himself - AL Coach
 1950 1950 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Himself - AL Coach
 1949 The Stratton Story
Himself
 1947 Style of the Stars (Documentary short)
All-Star Baseball Player
 1938 Sport Thrills: Play Ball (Documentary short)
Himself - New York Yankees Catcher
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 2009 Prime 9 (TV Series)
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- Catchers (2009) ... Himself
 1991 When It Was a Game (TV Movie documentary)
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 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
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- The Lou Gehrig Story (1956) ... Himself
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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[upon meeting a former opponent] "I don't recall your name but you sure were a sucker for a high inside curve." See more »

Trivia:

Hit .362 in 1936, the highest single-season average for a 20th century catcher. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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