As a player and coach with the Yankees, Dickey won 14 World Series rings, one more than Yogi Berra earned in those roles. But Yogi did get a few rings in the 1990s as part of the Yankee organization and through the generosity of George Steinbrenner.
Dickey had a strong throwing arm, the best of all the great Yankee catchers. He was also very combative, and in 1932 he got into an infamous fight with Chicago’s Carl Reynolds, breaking the White Sox outfielder’s jaw. For that, Dickey was suspended for 30 days, one of the longest suspensions handed out for fighting in MLB history.
It took 73 years for someone to break Dickey’s record for highest batting average by a catcher (.362 in ’36) – Joe Mauer finally eclipsed it with a .365 mark in 2009.