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Death of Bill Dickey – Cause and Date

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Death of Bill Dickey - Cause and Date

Baseball player Bill Dickey has died aged 86. Here’s everything you want to know, and more!

Biography – A Short Wiki

MLB catcher who spent his entire 19-year career with the New York Yankees and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

He played pitcher and second baseman in high school before being converted to a semi-pro ball catcher.

He became coach of the New York Yankees in 1946.

Quotation

“I loved making a good defensive play, I’d rather do that than hit a home run.”

Bill Dicky

“I don’t remember your name, but you were definitely a sucker for a high inside curve.”

Bill Dicky

“I love having my hand on every plate that comes out. It’s a really good feeling when someone compliments your meal, and you have everything to do with their preparation. It’s very rewarding.”

Bill Dicky

“A catcher has to want to catch. He has to decide that it’s not the terrible job he’s painted, and that he’s not going to say every day, ‘Why, oh why with so many other positions in the baseball did I take this one.'”

Bill Dicky

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