Born 20 April 1918 - Died 12 October 2013
Baseball Australia Hall of Fame Inductee 2005
George Dickinson was one of the best pitchers in Australia during his era. As most players did during the early days, George played many different positions and was a damaging player at the plate and in the field as well as on the mound.
Dickinson served his local club Perth well throughout his career helping the side to successive premierships in 1949 and 1950. He was also awarded life membership of the club for his contributions both on and off the field.
Dickinson recorded an earned run average of 0.82 over an eight-year period where he earned a 38-14 win-loss record in the WA State League. On average, he would strike out 8.5 batters for every nine innings pitched and would rarely give up a walk.
During World War II he would continue to play baseball against US service teams in the eastern states when stationed at RAAF bases. Dickinson pitched a 1-0 shutout against a visiting South Australian team in Kalgoorlie in 1946 - a visit that foreshadowed local baseball to start again post-war in Western Australia.
Below is a sample of some of George’s achievements:
- Claxton Shield Team Member 1936-1939, 1946-1952
- Claxton Shield Outstanding Player 1950
- Team Australia Member 1947,1948, 1950, 1952
- Team Australia Captain 1947