Bill Dickey Stats

Bill Dickey was born on Thursday, June 6, 1907, in Bastrop, Louisiana. Dickey was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 15, 1928, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bill Dickey baseball stats page.

"This boy (Bill Dickey) will be better than ( Muddy ) Ruel , better than ( Wally ) Schang , better than any of them." - Miller Huggins (Spring of 1929) [ Bill Dickey Quotes ]
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Autograph on a 1981 Cramer (#44)
Bill Dickey Autograph on a 1981 Cramer (#44)

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Birth Name:
William Malcolm Dickey
Nickname:
Man Nobody Knows
Born On:
06-06-1907  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bastrop, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-12-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cemetery:
Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Arkansas Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Searcy High School (Searcy, AR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-15-1928 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-08-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1928 21 Yankees 10 15 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 - 2 0 - 0 - .200 .200 .400
1929 22 Yankees 130 447 60 145 30 6 10 0 65 14 - 16 11 - 1 - .324 .346 .485
1930 23 Yankees 109 366 55 124 25 7 5 0 65 21 - 14 9 - 0 - .339 .375 .486
1931 24 Yankees 130 477 65 156 17 10 6 1 78 39 - 20 7 - 0 - .327 .378 .442
1932 25 Yankees 108 423 66 131 20 4 15 2 84 34 - 13 2 - 0 - .310 .361 .482
1933 26 Yankees 130 478 58 152 24 8 14 1 97 47 - 14 5 - 2 - .318 .381 .490
1934 27 Yankees 104 395 56 127 24 4 12 0 72 38 - 18 3 - 2 - .322 .384 .494
1935 28 Yankees 120 448 54 125 26 6 14 0 81 35 - 11 2 - 6 - .279 .339 .458
1936 29 Yankees 112 423 99 153 26 8 22 0 107 46 - 16 0 - 3 - .362 .428 .617
1937 30 Yankees 140 530 87 176 35 2 29 2 133 73 - 22 1 - 4 - .332 .417 .570
1938 31 Yankees 132 454 84 142 27 4 27 1 115 75 - 22 1 - 2 - .313 .412 .568
1939 32 Yankees 128 480 98 145 23 3 24 0 105 77 - 37 4 - 4 9 .302 .403 .513
1940 33 Yankees 106 372 45 92 11 1 9 1 54 48 - 32 2 - 2 7 .247 .336 .355
1941 34 Yankees 109 348 35 99 15 5 7 0 71 45 - 17 1 - 3 10 .284 .371 .417
1942 35 Yankees 82 268 28 79 13 1 2 0 37 26 - 11 0 - 1 12 .295 .359 .373
1943 36 Yankees 85 242 29 85 18 2 4 0 33 41 - 12 1 - 0 5 .351 .445 .492
1946 39 Yankees 54 134 10 35 8 0 2 0 10 19 - 12 2 - 1 6 .261 .357 .366
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 1,789 6,300 930 1,969 343 72 202 8 1,209 678 - 289 51 - 31 49 .313 .382 .486
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1928 Yankees C 6 0 - 8 1.3 8 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.00
1929 Yankees C 127 106 2,542 583 4.6 571 476 95 12 13 4 4 50 .979 6.06
1930 Yankees C 101 91 1,906 480 4.8 469 418 51 11 5 5 32 21 .977 6.64
1931 Yankees C 125 121 3,101 751 6.0 748 670 78 3 6 0 53 4 .996 6.51
1932 Yankees C 108 107 2,446 701 6.5 692 639 53 9 6 7 37 25 .987 7.64
1933 Yankees C 127 127 3,239 809 6.4 803 721 82 6 15 10 0 28 .993 6.69
1934 Yankees C 104 101 2,606 584 5.6 576 527 49 8 13 7 47 21 .986 5.97
1935 Yankees C 118 114 2,806 601 5.1 598 536 62 3 7 8 22 27 .995 5.75
1936 Yankees C 107 104 2,385 574 5.4 560 499 61 14 10 6 24 28 .976 6.34
1937 Yankees C 137 13 369 779 5.7 772 692 80 7 11 5 10 5 .991 56.49
1938 Yankees C 126 126 27 600 4.8 592 518 74 8 7 7 0 73 .987 592.00
1939 Yankees C 126 12 345 635 5.0 628 571 57 7 8 6 0 6 .989 49.15
1940 Yankees C 102 96 2,487 483 4.7 480 425 55 3 9 5 24 24 .994 5.21
1941 Yankees C 104 96 2,240 470 4.5 467 422 45 3 11 2 17 19 .994 5.63
1942 Yankees C 80 72 1,574 375 4.7 366 322 44 9 7 1 12 21 .976 6.28
1943 Yankees C 71 67 1,651 361 5.1 359 322 37 2 5 2 14 18 .994 5.87
1946 Yankees C 39 38 961 233 6.0 230 201 29 3 4 0 9 15 .987 6.46
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,708 1,391 30,685 9,027 5.3 8,919 7,965 954 108 137 76 305 385 .988 7.85
17 Years 1,708 1,391 30,685 9,027 5.3 8,919 7,965 954 108 137 76 305 385 .988 7.85
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1928 Yankees 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 7.5 - - -
1929 Yankees 4 3 .571 3 0 n/a 44.7 27.9 6.9 - - -
1930 Yankees 7 1 .875 7 0 n/a 73.2 26.1 5.6 - - -
1931 Yankees 2 1 .667 5 0 n/a 79.5 23.9 6.1 - - -
1932 Yankees 2 4 .333 0 0 n/a 28.2 32.5 5.0 - - -
1933 Yankees 3 4 .429 3 0 n/a 34.1 34.1 4.9 - - -
1934 Yankees 0 3 .000 0 0 n/a 32.9 21.9 5.5 - - -
1935 Yankees 1 1 .500 4 0 n/a 32.0 40.7 5.5 - - -
1936 Yankees 0 2 .000 6 0 n/a 19.2 26.4 4.0 - - -
1937 Yankees 3 2 .600 3 0 n/a 18.3 24.1 4.0 - - -
1938 Yankees 3 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 16.8 20.6 3.9 - - -
1939 Yankees 5 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 20.0 13.0 4.6 - - -
1940 Yankees 0 3 .000 4 0 n/a 41.3 11.6 6.9 - - -
1941 Yankees 2 1 .667 6 0 n/a 49.7 20.5 4.9 - - -
1942 Yankees 2 2 .500 4 0 n/a 134.0 24.4 7.2 - - -
1943 Yankees 2 1 .667 15 0 n/a 60.5 20.2 7.3 - - -
1946 Yankees 0 1 .000 15 0 n/a 67.0 11.2 13.4 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 36 29 .554 88 0 n/a 31.2 21.8 5.2 - - -
Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1928 New York Yankees n/a $2,500.00 n/a -
1929 New York Yankees 10 $3,000.00 n/a -
1930 New York Yankees 8 $10,000.00 n/a -
1931 New York Yankees 8 $12,500.00 n/a -
1932 New York Yankees 8 $12,500.00 n/a Stats
1933 New York Yankees 8 $12,500.00 Stats -
1934 New York Yankees 8 $14,500.00 Stats -
1935 New York Yankees 8 $14,500.00 - -
1936 New York Yankees 8 $14,500.00 Stats Stats
1937 New York Yankees 8 $18,000.00 Stats Stats
1938 New York Yankees 8 $20,000.00 Stats Stats
1939 New York Yankees 8 $23,000.00 Stats Stats
1940 New York Yankees 8 $24,000.00 Stats -
1941 New York Yankees 8 $20,000.00 Stats Stats
1942 New York Yankees 8 $19,500.00 Stats Stats
1943 New York Yankees 8 $19,500.00 Stats Stats
1946 New York Yankees 8 $22,500.00 Stats -


Bill Dickey (1954) was only the fourth catcher inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, joining Buck Ewing (1939), Roger Bresnahan (1945) and Mickey Cochrane (1947), and just the seventh New York Yankee , joining Babe Ruth (1936), Lou Gehrig (1939), Willie Keeler (1939), Jack Chesbro (1946), Herb Pennock (1948), and Ed Barrow (1953).

Bill Dickey Hall of Fame Plaque
Bill Dickey | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1954 ( HOF )
Did you know that Bill James ranked Bill Dickey the seventh greatest catcher in baseball history? James said, "Was more or less a platoon player for much of his career. McCarthy never said that he was platooning Dickey, but he did. Dickey joined the Yankees in 1928. For nine years, although he hit .300 almost every year, he was overshadowed by Ruth and Gehrig , teammates, and by Cochrane and Hartnett, who were established as the top catchers in baseball. In 1932 he was suspended for a month after he broke Carl Reynolds ' jaw in a fight. He finally broke through in 1936, when he learned to pull the ball down the right field line, and moved into the heart of the Yankee batting order. Joe Gantenbein hit .290 with the Athletics in 1939, then had an off year in 1940 and lost his job. In 1943 he was in uniform, and he happened to run into Bill Dickey outside a hotel, waving for a taxi. 'Don't I know you?' Dickey asked. 'Sure,' said Gantenbein . 'I can't remember your name,' said Dickey. 'But we used to pitch you high and outside.'"

The six catchers ranked higher were Yogi Berra , Johnny Bench , Roy Campanella , Mickey Cochrane , Mike Piazza , and Carlton Fisk . Read more about each of them in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract .

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