Bill Dickey talks about how he became a Yankee, Miller Huggins, how he talked him into using Earle Combs bat.

The first in a long line of outstanding catchers in New York Yankees history, Bill Dickey likely would be better-remembered today had he not been replaced almost immediately by Yogi Berra after he retired at the conclusion of the 1946 season. Dickey also had the misfortune of spending his entire career being overshadowed by other Yankee greats such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio. Nevertheless, Dickey, who was both an outstanding hitter and an exceptional defensive receiver, must not be overlooked since he rivaled Mickey Cochrane as the Major Leagues premier catcher of the first half of the 20th century.

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