Bob Dillinger
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Bob Dillinger
Bob Dillinger
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Third baseman
Born: (1918-09-17)September 17, 1918
Glendale, California
Died: November 7, 2009(2009-11-07) (aged 91)
Santa Clarita, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1946, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1951, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.306
Home runs10
Runs batted in213
Stolen bases106
Career highlights and awards

Robert Bernard "Bob" Dillinger (September 17, 1918 - November 7, 2009) was a professional baseball third baseman in the major leagues from 1946 to 1951. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago White Sox.

Dillinger led the American League in hits in 1948 with 207, was an A.L. All-Star in 1949, and was the A.L. stolen base champion for three consecutive seasons. An excellent contact hitter, his career batting average in the majors was .306, amassing 888 hits in 3,201 plate appearances. [1]

Dillinger played his last four seasons (195255) in the Pacific Coast League, where he moved to the outfield and led the league in hitting with a .366 mark in 1953.

Born in Glendale, California, Dillinger attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and played football for the Vandals, but broke his collarbone as a freshman in 1936 and was injured again as a sophomore; he left the school in the spring of 1938.[1] He was signed by the Browns as an amateur free agent in 1939.

Dillinger died November 7, 2009 at age 91 in Santa Clarita, California.

See also


  1. ^ "Baseball prospect was former Vandal". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. December 11, 1948. p. 8.

External links

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