Last fall Dale Dickerson exchanged his cleats for a pair of dress shoes and took a job behind a desk.
“It was a real good job. It was a good opening with benefits and everything, but I just wasn’t ready to start that part of my life.”
After three and a half years pitching in the Indians’ farm system, working at a computer all day for his hometown newspaper just wasn’t the same.
On the side, Dickerson was giving pitching lessons. Of course he would throw occasionally himself. “The ball started jumping out of my hand, and that’s when I got the call from the Crushers.”
That call came from Lake Erie Crushers’ new manager Jeff Isom, but if Dickerson finds success closing for the Crushers this season, he will have teammate Alex Kaminsky to thank.
When the Crushers made a trade to acquire Kaminsky, the former Mahoning Valley Scrapper told his new coach about a relief pitcher that the team should really look into signing. A former teammate named Dickerson.