Springfield, Mass. - March 3, 2017 - Springfield College is proud to announce that George "Shorty" Dixon '70 G'77 is one of the five individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 1st.
Dixon played three years of varsity baseball at Springfield and is regarded as one of the best left handed pitchers in program history, with a three-year record of 22-4. His 22 wins ranks first in program history, along with his .846 win percentage. In the three years that he played, the team had a tremendous record of 65-27-2 (.709). Dixon also ranks second in strikeouts (189), third in innings pitched (251.2), fourth in completed games (17), and fifth in ERA (2.04).
In 1970, Dixon helped the team to being ranked fourth nationally, and produced a 2-1 record in the NCAA Division II World Series. For his efforts, Dixon earned NCAA All-America honors. He also played three years of varsity soccer for the Pride, and was named Springfield College Athlete of the Year (1967).After graduation, Dixon was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and played one season in the NYPL for the Auburn Twins. Dixon chose to leave his career as a professional athlete and assumed a teaching and coaching position at his alma mater of Kingswood-Oxford School (Conn.). In addition to teaching mathematics and biology, he served as head coach of the varsity baseball team for 12 years after serving as an assistant coach for 15 years. Dixon also coached varsity soccer for 13 years, and was inducted into Kingswood-Oxford's Hall of Fame in2007.