Sonny Dixon
John Craig Dixon
 
 
Born: November 5, 1924 in Charlotte, NC
Died: November 19, 2011 - 87 years old
Bats: B Throws: R Ht: 6'2" Wt: 205
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Washington Senators as an Amateur Free Agent in 1941
- High School: Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)

Comparison

Comparison
Relief Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Hoyt Wilhelm
1952 - 1972
RP
47.3
Pl
WW2
 
-2.7
-0.7
50.1
-0.6
2 Stu Miller
1952 - 1968
RP
27.0
 
-0.1
-0.3
27.3
-0.2
3 Roy Face
1953 - 1969
RP
20.9
 
-0.4
0.1
21.3
0.2
4 Dick Hall
1952 - 1971
RP
16.5
 
-0.4
-0.5
16.9
-0.5
5 Al Worthington
1953 - 1969
RP
16.3
 
-0.8
-0.3
17.1
-0.2
6 Bill Henry
1952 - 1969
RP
15.4
 
0.3
0.2
15.1
0.2
7 Jim Brosnan
1954 - 1963
RP
14.1
 
-0.2
-0.1
14.3
-0.1
8 Marv Grissom
1946 - 1959
RP
12.6
WW2
 
-0.9
-0.2
13.5
-0.2
9 Clem Labine
1950 - 1962
RP
12.4
WW2
 
-1.9
-0.2
14.3
-0.2
10 Jim Konstanty
1944 - 1956
RP
11.0
WW2
 
-0.8
-0.1
11.8
-0.1
11 Turk Lown
1951 - 1962
RP
10.2
WW2
 
-0.1
-0.3
10.3
-0.3
12 Ray Narleski
1954 - 1959
RP
9.4
 
-0.4
-0.0
9.9
-0.0
13 Don Elston
1953 - 1964
RP
9.4
 
-0.5
0.1
9.9
0.1
14 Harry Dorish
1947 - 1956
RP
8.0
WW2
 
-0.7
0.0
8.7
0.0
15 Tom Morgan
1951 - 1963
RP
7.6
MIL
 
0.0
-0.2
7.6
-0.2
16 Frank Smith
1950 - 1956
RP
7.5
 
-0.4
-0.1
7.9
-0.1
17 George Zuverink
1951 - 1959
RP
7.0
WW2
 
-0.4
0.0
7.4
0.0
18 Tex Clevenger
1954 - 1962
RP
5.6
 
0.5
-0.1
5.2
-0.1
19 Tom Gorman
1952 - 1959
RP
5.2
WW2
 
-1.2
0.0
6.4
0.1
20 Bud Byerly
1943 - 1960
RP
5.1
 
-0.4
-0.0
5.6
-0.0
21 Ryne Duren
1954 - 1965
RP
5.1
 
-0.7
-0.1
5.9
-0.1
22 Paul LaPalme
1951 - 1957
RP
4.7
WW2
 
-0.3
-0.1
5.1
-0.1
23 Hersh Freeman
1952 - 1958
RP
4.4
 
0.0
-0.2
4.5
-0.2
24 Joe Black
1952 - 1957
RP
4.3
WW2
Y
 
-0.6
-0.1
5.0
-0.1
25 Dave Jolly
1953 - 1957
RP
4.1
WW2
 
0.6
-0.2
3.6
-0.1
26 Ernie Johnson
1950 - 1959
RP
4.1
WW2
 
0.2
-0.2
3.9
-0.2
27 Morrie Martin
1949 - 1959
RP
3.6
WW2
 
-0.7
0.0
4.3
0.0
28 Dixie Howell
1940 - 1958
RP
3.5
WW2
 
0.9
0.0
2.6
0.0
29 Jim Hughes
1952 - 1957
RP
3.1
WW2
 
-0.3
-0.1
3.4
-0.1
30 Ken Lehman
1952 - 1961
RP
2.7
 
0.3
-0.1
2.4
-0.1
31 Phil Paine
1951 - 1958
RP
2.6
 
0.0
-0.1
2.5
-0.1
32 Nellie King
1954 - 1957
RP
2.3
 
-0.4
-0.1
2.7
-0.1
33 Windy McCall
1948 - 1957
RP
1.9
WW2
 
-0.1
-0.1
2.0
-0.1
34 Tom Hurd
1954 - 1956
RP
1.5
 
0.2
0.0
1.4
0.0
35 George Spencer
1950 - 1960
RP
1.4
 
-0.4
-0.0
1.8
0.0
36 Vito Valentinetti
1954 - 1959
RP
1.3
 
0.2
-0.1
1.2
-0.1
37 Bobby Tiefenauer
1952 - 1968
RP
1.3
 
-0.1
0.0
1.4
0.0
38 Bill Tremel
1954 - 1956
RP
1.2
 
0.1
-0.0
1.1
-0.0
39 Moe Burtschy
1950 - 1956
RP
1.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
1.2
0.0
40 Murray Wall
1950 - 1959
RP
0.9
 
-0.3
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
41 Sonny Dixon
1953 - 1956
RP
0.6
 
0.3
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
42 Pete Wojey
1954 - 1957
RP
0.4
 
-0.0
-0.0
0.4
-0.0
43 Elmer Singleton
1945 - 1959
RP
0.3
 
-0.4
0.0
0.7
0.0
44 Leo Cristante
1951 - 1955
RP
0.3
 
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
45 Bob Miller
1953 - 1962
RP
0.2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
46 Jerry Lane
1953 - 1955
RP
0.2
 
0.0
-0.0
0.2
-0.0
47 Bob Chakales
1951 - 1957
RP
0.2
 
0.6
0.0
-0.4
0.0
48 Jose Santiago
1954 - 1956
RP
0.1
Y
 
0.3
0.0
-0.1
0.0
49 Lou Sleater
1950 - 1958
RP
0.1
 
0.6
-0.1
-0.5
-0.1
50 Bob Darnell
1954 - 1956
RP
0.1
 
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
 
  Sonny Dixon
1953 - 1956
RP
0.6
 
0.3
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
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