Thursday, February 23, 2012

Billy "Pickles" Dillhoefer Dies at 28

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Pickles Dillhoefer who played one season in the American Association as a catcher for the 1916 Milwaukee Brewers. Born October 13, 1893 at Cleveland, Ohio, the young catcher batted .292 in 154 at-bats (50 games) for the Brewers during the club's worst season as an American Association franchise. Dillhoefer contracted typhoid fever which led to pneumonia and his premature death in St. Louis on February 23, 1922. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama where his wife was from. For more info please see: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dillhpi01.shtml

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