Dizzy Dismukes

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William "Dizzy" Dismukes
Pitcher / Manager
Born: (1890-03-15)March 15, 1890
Birmingham, Alabama
Died: June 30, 1961(1961-06-30) (aged 71)
Campbell, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right

William "Dizzy" Dismukes (March 15, 1890 – June 30, 1961) was an American pitcher and manager in Negro league baseball and during the pre-Negro League years.


Dismukes was a right-handed submariner who is considered by many historians to be one of the best pitchers in the Negro Leagues. During his managing years, Dismukes became known for his wonderful memory during his playing and managing, and became known as a strategist. And, he is credited with teaching Webster McDonald and Carl Mays the tricks of submarine-style pitching.


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