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James Joseph Dykes (November 10, 1896 - June 15, 1976) was a Major League Baseball infielder, manager and coach. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... 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. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ...


A native from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dykes batted and threw right-handed. He started his majors career on May 6, 1918 as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics, remaining with the club for the next 14 years mostly at third base. He also did a fine job defensively at shortstop and first base as well as the outfield. Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... See also: 1917 in sports, 1919 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 22nd VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 9. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... There have been three professional baseball teams based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania known as the Philadelphia Athletics: 1. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ...


At the end of the 1932 season, Dykes was sold to the Chicago White Sox together with Al Simmons and Mule Haas. Two years later he succeeded Lew Fonseca as White Sox manager. Dykes was playing leader from 1934 through 1939 and bench manager from 1940 through 1946. With the Sox, he was selected an All-Star in 1933 and 1934. See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Aloysius Harry Simmons (May 22, 1902 - May 26, 1956), born Aloysius Szymanski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an American player in Major League Baseball over three decades. ... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... 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... See also: 1939 in sports, other events of 1940, 1941 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. ... 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 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... See also: 1932 in sports, 1934 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. ... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou...


In 22 seasons, Dykes was a career .280 hitter with 108 home runs and 1071 RBI in 2282 games. In three World Series with the Athletics (1929-31), he hit .288 with one homer and 11 RBI in 18 games. 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. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ...


After Ted Lyons replaced him as the Chicago manager, Dykes managed two years in the minors. He returned to the majors in 1949 as a coach with the Athletics. A year later, owner Connie Mack retires after 50 of managing his team, naming Dykes as his successor for the 1951 season. Mack maintained his position as president of the club and Dykes held at charge until the end of the 1953 pennant race. Theodore Amar Lyons (December 28, 1900 - July 25, 1986) was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher and manager. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... See also: 1948 in sports, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball January 28: The New... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 - February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner. ... See also: 1950 in sports, other events of 1951, 1952 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Tony Bettenhausen won the series championship Lee Wallard won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of... See also: 1952 in sports, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Tony Rolt...


Named the Baltimore Orioles manager in 1954, Dykes was lost in the club's reorganization, which ended with Paul Richards designated as both field and general manager of the Orioles for the 1955 season. Then, Dykes finished a 35-year association with the American League when he signed as a coach with the National League Cincinnati Redlegs, leading them as interim manager for part of 1958. But he came back to the AL as manager of the Detroit Tigers in 1959. At this point, Frank Lane, then general manager of the Cleveland Indians, and famous by his amazing transactions, sent Joe Gordon to Detroit and brought Dykes to Cleveland in a rare trade of managers. Dykes managed the Indians from 1960-61. The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 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... Paul Rapier Richards (November 21, 1908 - May 4, 1986) was an American player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball. ... The general manager in the sense contemplated in this article is the executive of a professional sports team responsible primarily for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiation of their contracts and reassignment or dismissal of players no longer desired on the team. ... See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of... 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. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1957 in sports, 1959 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Bryan USAC Racing - Tony Bettenhausen won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain February 23 - Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... See also: 1958 in sports, 1960 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 — Rodger Ward USAC Racing — Rodger Ward Formula One Champion — Australia 24 hours of Le Mans: Carroll Shelby... Frank Lane (February 1, 1896 - March 19, 1981), nicknamed Trader Lane, was a Major League Baseball general manager for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, and St. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Joseph Lowell Joe Gordon (February 18, 1915 - April 14, 1978) was an American Major League Baseball player. ...


In 21-season as a manager, Dykes compiled a 1406-1541 record. He never won a pennant, and his highest point was third place. He ended his 44-year majors career in 1964 after completing three seasons of coaching for the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City Athletics. Although he had a different style of managing his teams, Dykes had authority, was testy and combative; he liked to make use of his entire roster and was regarded as a motivator of players. See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ...


Jimmy Dykes died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age of 79.


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Jimmy Dykes - definition of Jimmy Dykes in Encyclopedia (485 words)
At the end of the 1932 season, Dykes was sold to the Chicago White Sox togheter with Al Simmons and Mule Haas.
Dykes was playing leader from 1934 through 1939 and bench manager from 1940 through 1946.
Named the Baltimore Orioles manager in 1954, Dykes was lost in the club's reorganization, which ended with Paul Richards designated as both field and general manager of the Orioles for the 1955 season.
Encyclopedia: Jimmy Dykes (2130 words)
A native from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dykes batted and threw right-handed.
At the end of the 1932 season, Dykes was sold to the Chicago White Sox together with Al Simmons and Mule Haas.
Jimmy Dykes died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age of 79.
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