March 29, 1910|
|Died: June 20, 1978
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 13, 1933 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 5, 1948 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.48|
|Career highlights and awards|
William John "Bullfrog" Dietrich (March 29, 1910 – June 20, 1978) was a professional baseball player who played pitcher from 1933 to 1948 for the Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics.
In 16 seasons, Dietrich posted a 108–128 career record. 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.
A Christmas Story
In a scene in the film A Christmas Story, Ralphie's father is reading the sports section of the newspaper. He discovers, to his dismay, that the White Sox had traded Bullfrog for "Schottenhoffen". No such player exists, and the White Sox never traded Dietrich.
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June 1, 1937
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