JIMMY DYKES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER 1920'S

JImmy Dykes career

One of the best-known figures of major league baseball in the middle of the 20th century, Jimmy Dykes was a fixture in American League dugouts during a career that spanned more than 40 years.

JImmy Dykes

Career

At Gettysburg the Philadelphia Athletics saw him, and he signed with the American League of his hometown. Dykes made his big league on May 6, 1918. Dykes demonstrated his baseball skills "good field-no hit",for his inability to hit even .200 against wartime pitching with his fielding around second base. His lack of hitting could be noticeable to the fact that he was promoted from a Class D league straight to the majors, and he really needed more seasons.He led the league's second basemen, assists and errors, and he played more games than any other American Leaguer. On August 21 of that year, Jimmy set a record now becoming the most effective player now that his batting had improved.


In 1921, he led the league's second basemen in putouts, assists and errors, and he played more games than any other American Leaguer.


1929-1931, Dyke won two World Series titles. Wearing uniform number 5, Dykes played an great part part in their success.


Dykes was chosen to play third base in the All-Star game in 1933,


-James Joseph Dykes

Borin- 11/10/1896 PA

Died: 6 /15/1976


http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/d7d275f9

http://philadelphiaathletics.org/jimmy-dykesa-philadelphia-story/



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