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COOKING IS UMPIRE'S HOBBY IN WINTER-j
LEMON PIE FAVORITE
MAKING A MILLION TLLAm mi?
BY HAROLD JOHNSON
"Won't you step in and sit down.
Mr. Dinneen is very busy, but will see
you in a few minutes."
That was my greeting when I
called upon "Big Bill" Dinneen at his
home in Syracuse. I seriously doubt
if a more popular player ever wore
a uniform than the former Boston
star. It wasn't long before Bill made
"Sorry to keep you waiting," said
Bill, "but I was doing a little work in
the kitchen and had to finish it"
Bill didn't tell me what had detained
him, but he aroused my curiosity.
Now Bobby Wallace, who joined the
American league staff last year, and
Bill are great pals. When I saw Bob
by I related the circumstances. Wal
lace laughed heartily.
"I'll bet Bill was making one of
those million dollar lemon pies. Say,
if you have never eaten a Dinneen
lemon pie you don't know what lem
on pie really is. Honest, the filling
is two inches thick and the frosting
about an Inch thicker;".
rJP BIG BILL'
If you take Wallace's word for it,
and Bobby is a pretty good judge of
food, no chef in all the wide world
has a thing on Dinneen.
"All Bummer long I dream of a
fishing trip we take each fall, simply
because I know Dinneen is going to
do the cooking," is the glowing com
pliment Wallace pays him.
Dinneen is a great lover of home.
He has four children to keep him
busy during the winter and summer.
He married the daughter of a
wealthy Syracuse brewer and has in
vested all his ball earnings in an en
gineering and construction company