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Bob Dillinger
Third baseman
Born: September 17, 1918(1918-09-17)
Glendale, California
Died: November 7, 2009 (aged 91)
Santa Clarita, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 16, 1946 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1951 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .306
Hits     888
Stolen bases     106
Career highlights and awards

Robert Bernard "Bob" Dillinger (September 17, 1918 – November 7, 2009) was a professional baseball player who played third base in the major leagues from 1946-51. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago White Sox. He was born in Glendale, California.

Dillinger led the American League in hits in 1948 with 207, was an A.L. All-Star in 1949, and was the A.L. stolen base champion for three consecutive seasons. An excellent contact hitter, his career batting average in the majors was .306, amassing 888 hits in 3,201 plate appearances. [1]

Dillinger played his last four seasons (1952-55) in the Pacific Coast League, where he moved to the outfield and led the league in hitting with a .366 mark in 1953.

Dillinger is an alumnus of the University of Idaho; he was signed by the Browns as an amateur free agent in 1939.

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Preceded by
George Case
American League Stolen Base Champion
Succeeded by
Dom DiMaggio


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