Bill Dickey

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Birthday
6, 1907
Birthplace
Bastrop, LA
Death Date
Nov 12, 1993 (86)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1907
Birthplace
Bastrop, LA
Death Date
Nov 12, 1993 (86)

About

MLB catcher who spent his entire 19-year career with the New York Yankees and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

Before Fame

He played pitcher and second base in high school before being converted to a catcher in semi-pro ball.

Trivia

He became manager of the New York Yankees in 1946.

Family Life

He had one daughter, Lorraine, with his wife Violet in 1932.

Associated With

He had his number 8 jersey retired by the New York Yankees in 1972. 8 was also the number worn by Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.