Major League Baseball player Corey Dickerson joined the ranks of his alma mater's hall of fame when he was recognized in a ceremony held earlier this month.
Dickerson played baseball for Meridian Community College Eagles in 2009 and 2010 and was an NJCAA All-American in 2010. While at MCC, Dickerson met his future wife, Beth Anne Davis, of Collinsville. The Dickersons live in Madison with their two sons, Davis and Miller.
Drafted in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies in 2010, Dickerson soared through the minor leagues and made it to the "show" in June of 2013. While playing for Colorado, Dickerson received the MLBPAA Rockies Heart and Hustle Award. In 2016, Dickerson was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays and was voted to the MLB All-star game in 2017. The following season, Dickerson was traded to the Pittsburg Pirates, where he won the National League Gold Glove award for the league's best left-fielder. Mid-season 2019, Dickerson was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies; he has recently signed a free agent multi-year deal with the Miami Marlins.
Dickerson said he was humbled to be bestowed such an honor for a place he holds dear to his heart. And, he credits his time at MCC for both his family and his baseball success.
Corey's acceptance speech. https://youtu.be/MmREg0YDZqw