Pickles Dillhoefer

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William Martin Dillhoefer

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A catcher who had five seasons in the major leagues, Pickles Dillhoefer's best year was as the back-up catcher on the St. Louis Cardinals in 1920. Tragically, he died at age 27 of typhoid fever only a few weeks after his wedding.

When the Sporting News did an article in 2001 about the best nicknames of all time, Pickles was named #1, ahead of players such as The Only Nolan, Razor Shines, Bubbles Hargrave, and many others.

His professional baseball career started in 1914 in the Ohio State League.

He enlisted on May 22, 1918 at Camp Merritt, NJ in the Quartermaster Corps. He was promoted to sergeant on November 4, 1918 and received an honorable discharge on April 10, 1919.

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