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Murry Monroe Dickson
Birth: Aug. 21, 1916
Tracy (Platte County)
Platte County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1989
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound right-hander enjoyed an 18-year career with an unorthodox style in which he would continually vary his location on the rubber, his windup and angle of delivery. He employed a fastball, curve, sinker, slider, knuckleball and screwball, most of which he could throw overhand, sidearm or underhand. He broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1939, but his first full year was 1942. He had a 15-6 record and 2.88 earned run average in 1946 and was shut out by Boston's Dave Ferriss 4-0 in Game 3 of the World Series that year. He then permitted five hits and three runs in Game 7, but didn't get a decision when the Redbirds scored in the ninth for a 4-3 win and the title. He was sold to Pittsburgh for $125,000 on Jan. 29, 1949. The Pirates dealt him to Philadelphia for pitcher Andy Hansen, infielder Lucky Lohrke and $70,000 on Jan. 13, 1954. He led the National League in losses three straight years with 21 and 19 with the Pirates in 1952-53 and with 20 with the Phillies in 1954. He was sent back to the Cardinals on May 11, 1956 with pitcher Herm Wehmeier for pitchers Harvey Haddix, Stu Miller and Ben Flowers. He also pitched for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Athletics. He worked 200 or more innings for 10 consecutive years from 1947-56. His career totals were 172-181, 3.66 ERA, 3,052 innings pitched, 149 complete games and a 42-32 record as a reliever. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Julia J. Wood Dickson (1917 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Steven Murry Dickson (1948 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memory Gardens
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Garden of the Christus, Bl 59B, Sp 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13512630
Murry Monroe Dickson
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- sjm
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014
Thank you for your World War II service!
- Dean Chapman
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014
On this date 56 years ago -- May 26, 1958 -- 41-year-old Murry Dickson not only pitched 6.2 innings of shutout ball in relief but hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City A's a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
- Ron
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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