Bill Dinneen

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Birthdate 4/5/1876
Death Date 1/13/1955
Debut Year 1898
Year of Induction
Teams American League, Browns, Red Sox, Senators
Positions Pitcher, Umpire

Bill Dinneen was the winning pitcher in 3 games in the 1st World Series in 1903; 30 years later he was the plate umpire in the first All Star game.

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Bill Dinneen and Cy Young combined for Boston's five wins in the 1903 World Series

Bill Dinneen and Cy Young combined for Boston's five wins in the 1903 World Series

The inaugural World Series in 1903 featured the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1953 baseball decided to have a Golden Jubilee in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Series. In the collection is a baseball from that reunion with the signatures of six of the players who compete
Hall of Famer Fred Clarke was the player/manager of the '03 Pittsburgh Pirates

Hall of Famer Fred Clarke was the player/manager of the '03 Pittsburgh Pirates

The other four signatures on the ball commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first World Series are shown here. Hall of Fame Pirate left fielder and manager Fred Clarke has signed at the top of the quartet. Still the Pittsburgh franchise record holder for wins by a manager, Clarke guided his team
Dinneen's Boston team overcame a gallant performance by Deacon Phillippe to win the Series

Dinneen's Boston team overcame a gallant performance by Deacon Phillippe to win the Series

Bill Dinneen earned three victories to help his Boston club win the first World Series. They beat the Pirates despite a gallant performance by Pittsburgh pitcher Deacon Phillippe. Phillippe’s 44 innings pitched in the inaugural Fall Classic remain tops in the record books. A winner of three post-s

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Living on America’s frontier cost Deadball Era star Charles “Deacon” Phillippe a chance at Cooperstown

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Pitcher Deacon Phillippe

A career worthy of Cooperstown review Deadball Era star Charles “Deacon” Phillippe pitched in more than 450 professional games in a career that almost never happened. Born less than a decade after the end of the US Civil War, Phillippe grew up on the outskirts of the American frontier, beyond the reach of pro baseball. His big league talent undiscovered, Phillippe had to wait until just before his 27th birthday to throw his first pitch in the majors. Once he reached baseball’s highest level, Phillippe made an immediate impact, topping the 20-win plateau in each of his first five seasons. A control artist, Phillippe’s career walk-per-nine-innings rate is the lowest since the pitching distance moved to 60’6″. Phillippe’s glove work was also top-tier. His career fielding percentage was 23 points above the league average. As a hitter, he topped the .200 mark 8 of his 13 seasons. In 1910 the 39-year old Phillippe became the first pitcher to hit an inside-the-park grand slam. More than a century later Mel Stottlemeyre is the only moundsman to match the feat. The forgotten Deadball Era star also has an impressive postseason pedigree. The winner of baseball’s first World Series game, his performance in […]

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