Bill Dinneen Stats

Bill Dinneen was born on Wednesday, April 5, 1876, in Syracuse, New York. Dinneen was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1898, with the Washington Senators. 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 Dinneen baseball stats page.

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"I would have the boys taught that a good step helps very much in pitching, and that it is essential to cultivate a powerful body swing, especially to follow the ball well with the arm and the body after it is delivered. Dinneen, the great pitcher of the St. Louis Browns, has an especially stylish delivery in this respect, and should be a model for youth to imitate." - Sportswriter J.B. Sheridan in Baseball Magazine (June 1909)

Bill Dinneen


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Birth Name:
William Henry Dinneen
Nickname:
Big Bill or Bill
Born On:
04-05-1876  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Syracuse, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-13-1955 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Syracuse, New York
Cemetery:
St. Agnes Cemetery, Utica, New York
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-22-1898 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-26-1909
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Bill Dinneen Pitching Stats

1898 22 Senators 29 27 2 9 16 .360 4.00 22 0 0 218.1 0 238 97 140 6 88 - 83 11 17 0 -
1899 23 Senators 37 35 2 14 20 .412 3.93 30 0 0 291.0 0 350 127 191 6 106 - 91 8 11 1 -
1900 24 Beaneaters 40 37 3 20 14 .588 3.12 33 1 0 320.2 0 304 111 161 11 105 - 107 11 9 2 -
1901 25 Beaneaters 37 34 3 15 18 .455 2.94 31 0 0 309.1 1,302 295 101 136 8 77 - 141 10 6 1 -
1902 26 Americans 42 42 0 21 21 .500 2.93 39 2 0 371.1 1,524 348 121 155 9 99 - 136 3 8 0 -
1903 27 Americans 37 34 3 21 13 .618 2.26 32 6 2 299.0 1,174 255 75 98 6 66 - 148 5 4 0 -
1904 28 Americans 37 37 0 23 14 .622 2.20 37 5 0 335.2 1,328 283 82 115 8 63 - 153 6 2 0 -
1905 29 Americans 31 29 2 12 14 .462 3.73 23 2 1 243.2 0 235 101 117 7 50 - 97 5 7 0 -
1906 30 Americans 28 27 0 8 19 .296 2.92 22 1 0 218.2 0 209 71 101 4 52 - 60 2 1 0 -
1907 31 Americans 5 5 0 0 4 .000 5.23 3 0 0 32.2 141 42 19 25 5 8 - 8 1 2 0 -
1907 31 Browns 24 16 7 7 10 .412 2.43 15 2 4 155.1 655 153 42 67 3 33 - 38 3 5 0 -
1908 32 Browns 27 16 10 14 7 .667 2.10 11 1 0 167.0 633 133 39 52 2 53 - 39 1 4 0 -
1909 33 Browns 17 13 3 6 7 .462 3.46 8 3 0 112.0 440 112 43 53 3 29 - 26 2 1 1 -
12 Years 391 352 35 170 177 .490 3.01 306 23 7 3,074.2 7,197 2,957 1,029 1,411 78 829 - 1,127 68 77 5 -

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Bill Dinneen Hitting Stats

1898 22 Senators 32 80 10 8 0 1 0 0 3 9 - - 1 - 4 - .100 .226 .125
1899 23 Senators 37 119 9 36 2 0 0 0 4 8 - - 2 - 0 - .303 .346 .319
1900 24 Beaneaters 44 125 14 35 1 0 0 0 9 9 - - 6 - 1 - .280 .333 .288
1901 25 Beaneaters 54 147 13 31 5 0 1 0 6 8 - - 4 - 1 - .211 .256 .265
1902 26 Americans 44 141 13 18 3 0 0 0 9 9 - - 2 - 3 - .128 .196 .149
1903 27 Americans 37 106 6 17 2 1 0 0 8 11 - - 5 - 0 - .160 .239 .198
1904 28 Americans 37 120 9 25 0 1 0 0 9 3 - - 4 - 2 - .208 .240 .225
1905 29 Americans 31 88 6 13 2 0 0 0 4 2 - - 4 - 0 - .148 .167 .170
1906 30 Americans 28 63 5 7 0 1 0 0 2 8 - - 3 - 1 - .111 .222 .143
1907 31 Americans 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - - 0 - 0 - .000 .091 .000
1907 31 Browns 24 49 4 10 1 1 0 0 2 5 - - 3 - 0 - .204 .278 .265
1908 32 Browns 27 59 4 12 1 0 0 0 1 2 - - 1 - 0 - .203 .230 .220
1909 33 Browns 17 36 6 7 1 0 0 0 2 5 - - 1 - 0 - .194 .293 .222
12 Years 417 1,143 99 219 18 5 1 0 60 80 - - 36 - 12 - .192 .252 .219

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Bill Dinneen Fielding Stats

1898 Senators OF 2 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1898 Senators P 29 27 655 61 2.1 56 6 50 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .918 2.31
1899 Senators P 37 35 873 111 3.0 101 16 85 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .910 3.12
1899 Senators RF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1900 Beaneaters P 40 37 962 111 2.8 105 25 80 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.95
1901 Beaneaters 1B 2 - - 21 10.5 20 20 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 0.00
1901 Beaneaters OF 3 - - 6 2.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1901 Beaneaters P 37 34 928 93 2.5 86 14 72 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .925 2.50
1902 Americans CF 2 - - 4 2.0 2 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
1902 Americans P 42 42 1,114 88 2.1 84 7 77 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.04
1903 Americans P 37 34 897 92 2.5 90 11 79 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.71
1904 Americans P 37 37 1,007 121 3.3 117 19 98 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.14
1905 Americans P 31 29 731 94 3.0 88 11 77 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .936 3.25
1906 Americans P 28 27 656 75 2.7 68 10 58 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .907 2.80
1907 Americans P 5 5 98 9 1.8 8 0 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.20
1907 Browns P 24 16 466 45 1.9 43 5 38 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.49
1908 Browns P 27 16 501 48 1.8 47 3 44 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.53
1909 Browns P 17 13 336 41 2.4 40 6 34 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.21
P Totals 391 352 9,224 989 2.5 933 133 800 56 19 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.73
OF Totals 5 0 0 6 1.2 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1B Totals 2 0 0 21 10.5 20 20 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 0.00
CF Totals 2 0 0 4 2.0 2 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 401 352 9,224 1,020 2.5 960 160 800 60 19 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.81

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Bill Dinneen Miscellaneous Stats

1898 Senators 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 26.7 0.94 3.42 3.63
1899 Senators 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 29.8 0.86 2.81 3.28
1900 Beaneaters 6 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.9 1.02 3.00 2.95
1901 Beaneaters 8 - - 0 0 n/a 147.0 0.0 24.5 1.83 4.10 2.24
1902 Americans 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 15.7 1.37 3.30 2.40
1903 Americans 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.3 2.24 4.45 1.99
1904 Americans 5 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.3 2.43 4.10 1.69
1905 Americans 4 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 22.0 1.94 3.58 1.85
1906 Americans 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 31.5 1.15 2.47 2.14
1907 Americans 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 10.0 1.00 2.20 2.20
1907 Browns 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 24.5 1.15 2.20 1.91
1908 Browns 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 59.0 0.74 2.10 2.86
1909 Browns 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.90 2.09 2.33
12 Years 29 - - 0 0 n/a 1,143.0 0.0 19.1 1.36 3.30 2.43

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Bill Dinneen Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1898 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1899 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1900 Boston Beaneaters n/a $3,200.00 n/a n/a
1901 Boston Beaneaters n/a $3,600.00 n/a n/a
1902 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1903 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1904 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1905 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a -
1906 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 Boston Americans n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1908 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Did you know that seventeen days after Big Bill Dinneen hung up his pitching cleats (August 26, 1909), he became a full-time umpire (on September 12, 1909 / in 1907 Dinneen umpired three games)?

Did you know that Bill Dinneen pitched the first shutout in a World Series , blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the 1903 World Series ? Did you know that eight years later Dinneen was in the World Series again, this time as an umpire, making him the first former Major Leaguer to appear in a World Series as both a player and umpire?

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Bill Dinneen | Image from 1906 Fan Craze Art Series | Photoshopped by Baseball Almanac
Bill Dinneen pitched against a no-hit pitcher ( Vic Willis on August 7, 1899), threw a no-hitter himself (on September 27, 1905), and was an umpire in five additional no-hitters - through today, Dinneen remains the only person to appear in a Major League no-no as both a pitcher and an umpire. Let's take a closer look at his no-hitter:

Bill Dinneen No Hitter (September 27, 1905)

Bill Dinneen was hampered by a sore arm in 1905 and did not pitch from August 31 until the second-place Chicago White Sox, battling Philadelphia for the pennant, came to Boston for a six-game series. The sox won the first four games, then faced the fifth-place Pilgrims in a doubleheader on Wednesday, September 27, before 3862 fans at Huntington Avenue Grounds. Manager Jimmy Collins picked Dinneen, who had a 10-15 record, to oppose Chicago's Frank Owen .

Dinneen began as if he wouldn't last the first inning. He walked Fielder Jones , the White Sox manager, who was sacrificed to second by Frank Isbell , then passed George Davis , but escaped further trouble when second baseman Hobe Ferris made a nice catch of Jimmy Callahan's long foul far back of first base, and Jiggs Donahue grounded back to the box.

Danny Green fanned to start the second inning. Dinneen hit George Rohe in the side with a pitch but he was stranded on first as both Billy Sullivan and Owen flied out. Not another White Sox reached base as Dinneen retired the last 23 batters in order.

Primarily a fast ball pitcher, troubled occasionally by wildness, Dinneen had the Sox at his mercy as his fast ball was taking off, his curve was breaking sharply and his control, after the second inning, was perfect. He retired 17 batters on fly balls, four on easy grounders and six on strikes.

Only two difficult chances were presented to the Pilgrim fielders. Rohe led off the fifth with a fly to center on which Chick Stahl made a nice catch, and Owen closed that frame with a pop behind second which Ferris raced back to grab.

In the sixth, Jones fouled to catcher Charlie Armbruster , Isbell hit a long liner to center and Davis fanned. In the seventh, it was three up and three down. After Rohe went down in the eighth, Sullivan and Owen struck out. Jones and Isbell were easily retired in the ninth and only Davis stood between Dinneen and a no-hitter. Bill, working slowly, got him to pop up to third baseman Bob Unglaub .

The Pilgrims, meanwhile, had nicked Owen for two runs. In the fourth, Stahl opened with a pop fly that should have been caught, but fell for a double between three Sox in short right. He took third on Unglaub's sacrifice and scored when Jesse Burkett , with the infield drawn in, singled past second baseman Isbell .

In the seventh, Burkett beat out a hit to short, took second on Buck Freeman's sacrifice, third on Kip Selbach's long fly to center and scored on Ferris ' triple to left for which Callahan made a great try.

The 2-0 defeat snapped a six-game Sox winning streak and was the first Pilgrim victory over Chicago in 12 games. The White Sox won the second game, 15-1, and climbed to within three percentage points of the A's, who lost that day. The Sox then went to Philadelphia, lost two of three games to the A's, and lost the pennant by two games in the standings.

Dinneen finished the season with a 12-14 record.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, 'Bill Dinneen No Hitter', Pages 37-38).

Bill Dinneen No Hitter
Bill Dinneen No Hitter | The Washington Post | September 28, 1905 | Page 8
The Midsummer Classic began in 1933, and the umpiring crew during the inagural 1933 All-Star Game were also "All-Stars", 2 umps from the National League, Bill Klem (home plate umpire) and Cy Rigler (second base umpire), and 2 umps from the American League Bill McGowan (third base umpire) and Bill Dinneen (first base umpire).
1933 All-=Star Game Program
1933 All-Star Game Program | 1933 All-Star Game Score Card | Umpires: 1-Dinneen 2-McGowan 3-Klem 4-Rigler

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