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William Malcolm Dickey (June 6, 1907 - November 12, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. One of the most famous catchers in league history, he played his entire career with the New York Yankees. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â...


Dickey broke into the Majors in 1928 and played his first full season in 1929. It was his first of ten seasons out of eleven with a .300+ batting average. Although his offensive production was overshadowed by Yankees greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio, in the late 1930s Dickey posted some of the finest offensive seasons ever by a catcher, hitting over 20 home runs with 100 RBI in four consecutive seasons (1936 - 1939). Dickey was also noted for his ability to handle pitchers and his strong throwing arm. Also drawing respect for his relentlessly competitive nature, Dickey broke the jaw of an opposing player with one punch in a 1932 game after a collision at home plate, and received a 30-day suspension and $1,000 fine as punishment. See also: 1927 in sports, other events of 1928, 1929 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. ... See also: 1928 in sports, 1930 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 22: The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... George Herman Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth, also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig (born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig; June 19, 1903 — June 2, 1941) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the New York Yankees. ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... See also: 1935 in sports, 1937 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events May 12: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and mistakenly pronounced dead. ... See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...

This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dickey appeared in eight World Series with the Yankees and won seven World Series championships. National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ...


In 1942, while still an active player, Dickey appeared as himself in the film The Pride of the Yankees, which starred Gary Cooper as the late Yankee captain and first baseman Lou Gehrig. Dickey had been regarded as Gehrig's best friend on the team, and while the title of Yankee captain remained officially vacant until it was awarded to Thurman Munson in 1976, Dickey was seen by many as the Yankees' new leader on the field. This article is about the year. ... The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film which tells the story of New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig. ... With Eleanor Roosevelt in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor of British heritage, whose career spanned from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ... New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig (born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig; June 19, 1903 — June 2, 1941) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the New York Yankees. ... Thurman Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was a Major League Baseball player from 1969 to 1979. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After several seasons of offensive stagnation and time off during World War II, Dickey took on the role of managing the Yankees in 1946 and led the team to 3rd place in the American League. He retired after the season, having compiled 202 home runs, 1209 RBI and a .313 batting average over his career. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... See also: 1945 in sports, other events of 1946, 1947 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


In 1949, Dickey returned to the Yankees as a coach, as first base coach and as catching instructor, to aid Yogi Berra in playing the position. In his trademark fractured English, Berra said, "Bill Dickey is learning me all of his experiences." Already a good hitter, Berra became an excellent defensive catcher. With Berra having inherited his uniform number 8, Dickey wore number 33 until the 1960 season. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Dickey was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. In 1972, the Yankees retired uniform number 8 for both Dickey and Berra. On August 22, 1988, the Yankees honored both catchers with plaques to be hung in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. Dickey's calls him "An elementary Yankee" who "is considered the greatest catcher of all time." This is in dispute, since Berra's performance has led some to regard him as the greatest in baseball history, or at least the greatest in Yankee history. Like Berra, Dickey was named in 1999 to The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, ranking number 57, trailing Johnny Bench (16), Josh Gibson (18), Berra (40) and Roy Campanella (50) among catchers. Also like those catchers, Dickey was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team, but the fan balloting chose Berra and Bench as the two catchers on the team. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1953 in sports, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Froilán Gonz... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... The Reds Johnny Bench, arguably the greatest catcher in baseballs history. ... Josh Gibson Joshua Gibson (December 21, 1911 in Buena Vista, Georgia - January 20, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 6-foot-1, 215-pounder was a catcher for the Homestead Grays and later the Pittsburgh Crawfords in baseballs Negro Leagues. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 - June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


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  • Bill Dickey's Baseball Hall of Fame Biography

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Dickey was also noted for his ability to handle pitchers and his strong throwing arm.
Dickey had been regarded as Gehrig's best friend on the team, and while the title of Yankee captain remained officially vacant until it was awarded to Thurman Munson in 1976, Dickey was seen by many as the Yankees' new leader on the field.
Dickey's calls him "An elementary Yankee" who "is considered the greatest catcher of all time." This is in dispute, since Berra's performance has led some to regard him as the greatest in baseball history, or at least the greatest in Yankee history.
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In consideration of a bill on federal judicial matters, a 367-52 vote adopted an amendment to prevent federal judges from granting early release to violent offenders on grounds of prison overcrowding.
Dickey and Hutchinson favored and Berry and Snyder opposed a bill that passed 261-165 to create a category of workers exempted from the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act's provisions requiring employers to pay minimum wage and time and a half for overtime.
Dickey and Hutchinson voted with the majority when the House passed, 219-209, a bill to abolish the U.S. tax code on Dec. 31, 2002, that requires Congress to enact a replacement at least six months before then.
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