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Bill Dietrich


Bill Dietrich

Bill Dietrich
Born: (1910-03-29)March 29, 1910
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: June 20, 1978(1978-06-20) (aged 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1933 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1948 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 108-128
Earned run average 4.48
Strikeouts 660

Career highlights and awards

William John "Bullfrog" Dietrich (March 29, 1910 – June 20, 1978) was a professional baseball player who played pitcher from 1933 to 1948 for the Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics.

In 16 seasons, Dietrich posted a 108–128 career record.[1] He recorded a winning mark in just three seasons, yet was usually close to .500 every year. His best year in terms of wins was 1944 when he went 16–17 for the White Sox.[2]

On June 1, 1937, while with the White Sox, Dietrich no-hit the St. Louis Browns 8–0 at Comiskey Park.[3]

A Christmas Story

In a scene in the film A Christmas Story, Ralphie's father is reading the sports section of the newspaper. He discovers, to his dismay, that the White Sox had traded Bullfrog for "Schottenhoffen". No such player exists, and the White Sox never traded Dietrich.

See also


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Vern Kennedy
No-hitter pitcher
June 1, 1937
Succeeded by
Johnny Vander Meer

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