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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In the collection:

First World Series reunion ball signed by Bill Dinneen and Cy Young

First World Series reunion ball signed by Bill Dinneen and Cy Young

The inaugural World Series in 1903 featured the Boston Americans — renamed the Red Sox in 1907 — 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 signed at that reunion with the sig
Other autographed panel of the Golden Jubilee ball with HoFer Fred Clarke

Other autographed panel of the Golden Jubilee ball with HoFer Fred Clarke

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

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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

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