Dixon, mainly a relief pitcher, led the AL in appearances (54) in a 1954 campaign
split between Washington and Philadelphia.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 13, 1954:
In the presidential opener in Washington, President Dwight D. Eisenhower is thrilled by Mickey Vernon's 10th inning 2-run homer off Allie Reynolds which beats the Yankees 5–3. Ike skipped last year's opener, which was rained out, and the political hue and cry was so great he made sure he tossed out the first ball today. Chuck Stobbs and Whitey Ford start the game, but the winning Nats pitcher is reliever Sonny Dixon. Hank Bauer, with two singles, drives in all three Yankee runs.