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 George Willard “Skeets” Dickey

George Willard “Skeets” Dickey

Birth
Kensett, White County, Arkansas, USA
Death 16 Jun 1976 (aged 60)
De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 17806293 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The younger brother of Baseball Hall of Fame Bill Dickey, he was with Norfolk of the Piedmont League in 1934 and in the Little Rock of the Class A Southern Association in 1935. On September 21, 1935, he made his debut as a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, played for two seasons (1935-36) and then with the Chicago White Sox, (1941-42). During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery instructor in the anti-aircraft and also played baseball with the Aiea Hospital team, appearing in the Army Navy Service World Series. Upon his discharge, he returned to baseball, playing with the Chicago White Sox, (1946-47). He ended his career with a record of 101 hits, 36 runs scored, 4 home runs, 54 runs batted in, a .204 batting average and a .974 field percentage. After baseball, he was in the investment business until his death of a heart attack at age 60.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17806293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Willard “Skeets” Dickey (10 Jul 1915–16 Jun 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17806293, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .