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William Malcolm "Bill" Dickey
Birth: Jun. 6, 1907
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1993
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Coach. One of the most dominant catchers of his era, Dickey was a highly-accurate defensive force, as well as a supreme clutch-hitter. For seventeen seasons (1928 to 1943, 1946), he played at the catcher position with the New York Yankees. Born William Malcolm Dickey in Bastrop, Louisiana (he was raised in Searcy, Arkansas), he marked his Major League debut on August 15th, 1928 and appeared in 10 games that year. In 1929 he secured the starting catcher position with the Yankees and during his career, Dickey was a significant contributor to eight American League Pennant-winning teams, including seven World Championship squads (1932, 1936 to 1939, 1941 and 1943). He totaled 37 hits, with a .255 batting average in 38 World Series contests. During World War II, he was stationed in a Naval Hospital in Hawaii while serving with the US Navy. Upon his return home, he resumed his career serving as a player-manager with the Yankees during the 1946 season. In 1,789 regular season games, he amassed 1,969 hits with a .313 lifetime batting average, earning All-Star status eleven-times (1933 to 1934, 1936 to 1943 and 1946). He remained with the Yankees to serve as a longtime coach (1949 to 1957, 1960) under Casey Stengel. In addition, Dickey appeared as himself in the films "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) and "The Stratton Story" (1949). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. His younger brother George Dickey was also a former Major League catcher. (bio by: C.S.) 
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  Mary Jess Lankford Dickey (1914 - 2003)*
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Cause of death: complications from a stroke
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Section: Center Lawn #193
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Record added: Mar 03, 1999
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