Jimmie Dykes

Jimmy Dykes
Birthdate 11/10/1896
Death Date 6/15/1976
Debut Year 1918
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Reds, Tigers, White Sox
Positions First Base, Manager, Second Base, Third Base

Infielder Jimmie Dykes hit .280 and tallied 2,256 hits and 1,069 RBI; he also has more wins than any manager in Chicago White Sox history.

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Jimmie Dykes drew a paycheck from professional baseball in six different decades

Jimmie Dykes drew a paycheck from professional baseball in six different decades

When Jimmie Dykes first starting playing professional baseball in 1917 he was a fresh-faced 20-year old. By the time he left the game for the broadcast booth, nearly a half-century passed. After one lone season in the minor leagues, Dykes debuted with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1918 in the last y
Dykes replaced Lew Fonseca as White Sox manager & still holds the franchise mark for most wins

Dykes replaced Lew Fonseca as White Sox manager & still holds the franchise mark for most wins

The Philadelphia Athletics were one of baseball’s best teams in the late 20’s and early 30s. In 1927 they won 91 games; the following season they pushed the victory total to 98. Each season they finished second to the Yankees. Then Connie Mack’s club reeled off three consecutive pe
Starting in 1939 the innovative Dykes pitched an aging Ted Lyons primarily on Sundays

Starting in 1939 the innovative Dykes pitched an aging Ted Lyons primarily on Sundays

Jimmie Dykes managed the White Sox from 1934-1946. At the start of his tenure the ace of the Chicago staff was aging Hall of Fame hurler Ted Lyons. From 1934-1937 Lyons posted 48 wins, reaching double figure win totals each season. In his age-37 season of 1938 Lyons’ record slipped to 9-11. Dy
Dykes portrayed himself in the Academy Award Winning film

Dykes portrayed himself in the Academy Award Winning film "The Stratton Story"

When Jimmie Dykes took his first managerial job in 1934, he presided over the debut of pitcher Monty Stratton. The lanky right-hander learned the ropes before blossoming in 1937. That season Stratton won 15 games with a sparkling 2.40 ERA. His performance earned him an All Star berth. He followed th
Connie Mack managed the Athletics for 50 years; Dykes took over for him in 1951

Connie Mack managed the Athletics for 50 years; Dykes took over for him in 1951

Connie Mack was the manager of the Athletics for all of Jimmie Dykes’ 15 seasons in Philadelphia. In fact, Mack piloted the club for an astounding fifty years. After the 1950 season Athletics hero Mickey Cochrane was named General Manager. On October 18th, Mack officially stepped down. Dykes w

One response to “Jimmie Dykes”

  1. mike a paul says:

    read his book, you can’t steal first base, very good read

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