Bill Dickey

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Birthdate 6/6/1907
Death Date 11/12/1993
Debut Year 1928
Year of Induction 1954
Teams Yankees
Position Catcher

As a player and a Yankee manager and coach, 11-time All Star Bill Dickey helped teams win fourteen World Series Championships.

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Bill Dickey responds to 1970 Old Timer's Day invite

Bill Dickey responds to 1970 Old Timer's Day invite

A catcher in 11 of the first 12 All Star games, Bill Dickey enjoyed a 17-year big league career. With seven World Series rings as a player, Dickey was a mainstay in the Yankee lineup during the 1930s and early 40s. In this letter Dickey responds to fellow Hall of Famer Lee MacPhail and his invitation to the Yankee Old Timer’s game MacPhail, the Yankees Executive VP and general manager was in charge of
Original 1933 Goudey autogarphed by Bill Dickey

Original 1933 Goudey autogarphed by Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey had just completed his 1932 season before Goudey Gum Company came out with their 1933 set. Dickey won the first of his seven World Series rings with New York in ’32, hitting .438 — 7-for-16 with 4 runs batted in — in the four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs. Dickey has signed this decades-old cardboard. They Yankee catcher from 1928-1943 and again in 1946, Dickey is in the discussion for best
Chisty Walsh writes to his assistant about Bill Dickey and Babe Ruth appearing in Pride of the Yankees

Chisty Walsh writes to his assistant about Bill Dickey and Babe Ruth appearing in Pride of the Yankees

Bill Dickey and Lou Gehrig were Yankee teammates for 12 years. It was natural that the producers of Pride of the Yankees would enlist Dickey’s help to give the movie an authentic feel. To do so, the moviemakers employed sports agent Christy Walsh as a liaison to gain the cooperation of many ba
Bill Dickey signs on with MGM to appear in Academy Award-winning film

Bill Dickey signs on with MGM to appear in Academy Award-winning film "The Stratton Story"

Bill Dickey had a speaking part in The Pride of the Yankees, appearing as himself in the Academy Award-wining  Lou Gehrig biopic. In 1948 he he appeared in another Oscar winning film, The Stratton Story. Based on the life and times of former American League All Star, White Sox pitcher Monty Stratto
1939 Lifetime Membership to Little Rock Boys Club

1939 Lifetime Membership to Little Rock Boys Club

Yankee great Bill Dickey was active with his hometown Boys Club of Little Rock, Arkansas. This plaque reads, “Little Rock boys Club Honorary Life Membership Issue to Bill Dickey on behalf of the Boys of Little Rock as a token of their esteem and admiration Febraury 8th, 1939.” The 1939 season would be kind to Dickey as he hit .302 with 24 homers and 105

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