Dickey, Bill

Dickey, (William Malcomb) Bill

(1907–93) baseball player; born in Bastrop, La. One of baseball's greatest catchers, he posted a lifetime batting average of .313 in his 17-year career with the New York Yankees (1928–46). He also managed the Yankees during most of the 1946 season. An eleven-time All-Star, he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1954.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.