Date and Place of Birth: June 6, 1907 Bastrop, Louisiana
November 12, 1993 Little Rock, Arkansas
Baseball Experience: Major League
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Major League Stats: Bill Dickey on Baseball-Almanac
Dickey was drafted on June 3, 1944, even though he was 37 and suffered from a bad sinus condition. He was sworn in at Memphis, Tennessee, as a deck volunteer specialist with the US Naval Reserve.
Dickey served as an athletic officer in the Pacific and managed the US Navy team that won 1944 Service World Series in Hawaii.
Dickey was back with the Yankees in 1946 and succeeded Joe McCarthy as the club's manager in May. The following year he began managing in the minor leagues but was brought back to the Yankees to work on Yogi Berra's defensive skills.
Bill Dickey was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. He passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 12, 1993, aged 86.
Created May 13, 2007.
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