Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WSC Vintage: Dixie Leverett

Card #12 - Dixie Leverett

Dixie (born Gorham Vance Leverett) started his rookie season in 1922 on a hot streak. He compiled a 13-10 record with a respectable 3.34 ERA. Each year after was slightly worse.

In 1925, Leverett reported to camp ten pounds overweight. He was quickly sent down to the minors and stayed there the rest of the season. Dixie eventually shed the weight and was back with the White Sox in 1926.

By that time, he was a shell of his former self. He only appeared in six games in 1926 and his ERA ballooned to 6.00 for the year. Dixie pitched well enough with the minor league Indianapolis Indians, in 1927 and 1928, to get picked up by the Boston Braves in 1929.

1929 was not kind to Dixie and the Braves dropped him after the season. By the end of the 1931 season, there are no further records of Leverett playing professionally.

3 comments:

Collective Troll said...

It was all down hill after '22...

White Sox Cards said...

His pitching slowly dwindled and the teams were pretty poor too. A dangerous combination.

stephen said...

Dangerous combination pitch slowly dwindled . it was all down hill after;22. thanks for sharing. nice blog.

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