Early life and education
Christopher "Chris" Charles Dickerson (born April 10, 1982) is a Major League Baseball left fielder for the New York Yankees.
Along with fellow baseball player Jack Cassel, Dickerson is a founder of Players for the Planet, a foundation that brings professional athletes together to inspire communities to build awareness of the alleged growing environmental crisis. Several athletes including Chase Utley, Jay Bruce, Ryan Braun, Matt Cassel, and Jacoby Ellsbury are on board to spread the awareness
University of Nevada (2001 – 2003)
Dickerson was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 32nd round (968th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He instead went to the University of Nevada, where he played baseball for three seasons (2001–2003).
Cincinnati Reds (2003 – 2010)
Dickerson was drafted again, in the 16th round (471st overall) in 2003, this time by the Cincinnati Reds. He made his major league debut with the Reds on August 12, 2008. He hit his first career home run on August 15, 2008, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dickerson earned the starting job in the outfield rotation with Jay Bruce and Willy Taveras entering the 2009 season, due to Ken Griffey and Adam Dunn's departures. In the first month of the season, Dickerson was only batting .205 with a homer and 5 RBIs. However, by the end of May he boosted his average to .271. He also was featured in highlight reels for his defensive plays while filling in for Tavares at center field.
Milwaukee Brewers (2010)
On August 9, 2010, Dickerson was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for OF Jim Edmonds
Dickerson batted .208 with 5 RBIs in 25 games after the trade to Milwaukee.
New York Yankees (2011 – 2013)
On March 25, 2011, Dickerson was traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Sergio Mitre. He made his Yankees debut on May 17, 2011 going 1-for-3 with one run batted in. He was promoted again to the Major Leagues in September. Dickerson cleared waivers before the 2012 season and was outrighted to the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Dickerson was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 1, 2012.
Baltimore Orioles (2013 - present)
He signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles for 2013 and was assigned to the AAA Norfolk Tides. He was called up to Baltimore on April 10, 2013, and made his Orioles debut that night in Boston. On May 21, 2013, Dickerson hit 2 home runs off of Phil Hughes for his first career multi-homer game. On May 31, 2013, Dickerson hit his first walk-off home run of his career off of Detroit Tigers pitcher José Valverde. Dickerson was designated for assignment on July 19, 2013. After clearing waivers, he was out righted to the minors. He refused the assignment and became a free agent.