Sonny Dixon (baseball)

Sonny Dixon (baseball)

Sonny Dixon
Born: (1924-11-05)November 5, 1924
Charlotte, North Carolina
Died: November 19, 2011(2011-11-19) (aged 87)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1953 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1956 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 11–18
Earned run average 4.17
Strikeouts 90

John Craig "Sonny" Dixon (November 5, 1924 – November 19, 2011) was a retired American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for parts of four seasons for the Washington Senators, the Philadelphia Athletics and Kansas City Athletics, and the New York Yankees. He pitched right-handed and was a switch-hitter.

Signed prior to the 1941 season as an amateur free agent by the Washington Senators,[1] Dixon spent three years in the navy during World War II.[2] On June 11, 1954, he was traded by Senators to the Chicago White for Gus Keriazakos, and then dealt the same day with Al Sima, Bill Wilson and $20,000 to the Philadelphia Athletics for Morrie Martin and Ed McGhee.[3] On May 11, 1955, Dixon and cash were sent by the Athletics, now in Kansas City, to the New York Yankees in exchange for a couple of well-known players: Johnny Sain and Enos Slaughter.[4]

During his four seasons in the Majors, Dixon compiled an 11-18 career mark with a 4.17 earned run average.[5]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Charlotte Observer Obituary