Inducted – 2004
A standout pitcher who played on three World Championship teams, Murry Monroe Dickson won 172 games for five different teams during his career in the major leagues. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent in 1937 and pitched over 3,000 innings in the big leagues for the Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees. He was called “The Thomas Edison of the Mound” by manager Eddie Dyer because of the number of pitches he could throw. He led the National League in winning percentage (15-6, .714) in 1946 and also had a 2.88 earned run average that year. Dickson’s baseball career was put on hold by World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, with the 35th Division and received four battle stars during the war. He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1943 World Series while on furlough and won two games each in the 1946 and 1958 Fall Classics. Dickson won 20 games for the Pirates in 1951 and pitched in the 1953 All-Star Game, earning a save for the National League. He finished his career with 149 completes games and 27 shutouts. Born August 21, 1916 – Tracy, MO. Died September 21, 1989 – Kansas City, KS. Graduated Leavenworth (KS) High School, 1935.