Bill Dickey (1941 – Topps #70)

William Malcom Dickey was a Catcher who played for the New York Yankees for over 18 years (1928 – ’43 and, after serving in WWII, ’46). He returned from U.S. Navy in ’46 to become a Player/Manager (when Joe McCarthy resigned in mid season) of the Yankees. As a player, he an 11-time All-Star and 8 times he was a member of a World Series Championship Team. He won 6 more as a Coach, under Casey Stengel, with the Yankees. Among his Coaching duties was to teach Yogi Berra (and later, Elston Howard) in the art of defensive Catching. Bill Dickey’s uniform number (#8) has been retired by the Yankees and he has been memorialized with a plaque in Memorial Park in Yankee Stadium. Bill Dickey was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1954.
Bill Dickey 1941 Topps #70

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One response to “Bill Dickey (1941 – Topps #70)

  1. Well, I must say I don’t know much about this guy except what you wrote about him. He sure is a FAMOUS player and those baseball cards must be worth a small fortune, you have so many, and every one of them is famous! I did not know anything about Bill Dickey until I read this! Interesting info! PG

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