As a high school, college and professional baseball player, Dickerson understands what dedication, hard work and a drive to win means off and on the field.  Drafted as a senior in high school by The New York Yankees, he decided to go on to college instead and spent the next three years at the University of Nevada, Reno until he was drafted in his junior year by the Cincinnati Reds.  He made his major league debut with the Reds in 2008.  Dickerson’s MLB career spanned 8 seasons and teams including the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians.

Although playing professional baseball was always Dickerson’s dream, his passion has always been the environment and trying to find solutions to the damage. The huge amounts of plastic cups used at every major league game, prompted he and fellow baseball player Jack Cassel, to team up to address the devastation of plastics on the environment by establishing Players For the Planet, an organization that brings professional athletes together to inspire communities and build awareness of the growing environmental crises we face globally by participating in major recycling and clean-up programs, as  well as sponsoring educational seminars. 

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Other participating athletes include Robinson Cano, Jay Bruce, Ryan Braun, Evan Longoria, Tyler Glasgow, and Nelson Cruz among others. In 2009, Dickerson was one of the global athletes working for environmental change, highlighted in the book, Champions for Change: Athletes Making A World of Difference.  

Dickerson continues be involved in baseball involved with appearances as an studio analyst for MLB Network and serves a board member for The Players Alliance.