Bill Dickey

Hall of Fame

Catcher

1928—1946

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#11

Player Detail

William Malcolm
GIVEN NAME
Dickey
SURNAME
June 6, 1907, in Bastrop, LA
BORN
November 12, 1993, in Little Rock, AR, USA
DIED
1928—1946
Playing Career
Played from 21-39
PLAYING AGE
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1932, 1936-39, 1941, 1943
World Series titles
The Man Nobody Knows
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#7 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 15, 1928
Major League Debut
September 8, 1946
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bill Dickey?

Catcher for Yankees dynasty during the DiMaggio Era.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Teammate Lefty Gomez gave Bill Dickey the nickname “The Man Nobody Knows” because of the catcher’s quiet personality.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1789
1969
202
1209
.313
11 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1937 Yankees

30 Years Old

.332
AVG
29
HR
133
RBI
87
RUNS
.417
OBP
176
HITS
35
2B
2
3B
.570
SLG
73
BB
3
SB
6.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.313
.382
.486

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.868
.712
121.9

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
46.6
43.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Bill Dickey Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Dickey
535
167
79
29
6
17
103
58
25
3
260
228
.313
.382
.486
868
AVG C
531
142
63
25
5
7
72
59
42
4
196
203
.267
.343
.369
.712

Bill Dickey Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
11
8
13
9
7
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
8
12
11
11
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bill Dickey PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
57.3
35.9
26.3
18.1
5.18
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Bill Dickey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
311.2
176.3
130.3
86.1
28.1
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Bill Dickey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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