Emerson Dickman

George Emerson Dickman (November 12, 1914 – April 27, 1981) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1936, 1938–1941). Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 175 lb., Dickman batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Buffalo, New York.

A two-sport star at Washington and Lee University, Dickman was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted when he joined the Navy during World War II.

In a five-season career, Dickman posted a 22–15 record with 126 strikeouts and a 5.33 ERA and in 125 appearances, including 24 starts, six complete games, one shutout, eight saves and 349.2 innings pitched.

Following his playing retirement, Dickman became a highly respected coach at Princeton University for three years. His 1949–51 teams won two Eastern League championships and tied one, as the 1951 team reached the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. This was the only Princeton team to achieve that honor.

Dickman was regularly ribbed for his resemblance to film star Robert Taylor. Dickman died in New York City, New York, at the age of 66.

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