Bill Dietrich
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Born: (1910-03-29)March 29, 1910
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: June 20, 1978(1978-06-20) (aged 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MLB debut
April 13, 1933, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1948, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record108–128
Earned run average4.48
Career highlights and awards

William John "Bullfrog" Dietrich (March 29, 1910 – June 20, 1978) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1933 to 1948 for the Philadelphia Athletics, Washington Senators, and Chicago White Sox. His Pennsylvania-born parents of German ancestry were Charles, an accountant, and Berth (Hopes) Dietrich.[1]

In 16 seasons, Dietrich posted a 108–128 career record.[2] 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.[3]

On June 1, 1937, while with the White Sox, Dietrich no-hit the St. Louis Browns 8–0 at Comiskey Park.[4][5]

Popular Culture

In the film A Christmas Story, Mr. Parker says that "the Sox traded Bullfrog" for a player named "Schottenhoffen".

See also


Achievements Preceded byVern Kennedy No-hitter pitcher June 1, 1937 Succeeded byJohnny Vander Meer