Dickie Noles is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played for Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and the Baltimore Orioles between 1979 and 1990. Noles attended Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was selected in the 4th round (84th overall) in the 1975 June amateur baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and was an effective relief pitcher for the Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team.

Noles was traded along with Keith Moreland and Dan Larson from the Phillies to the Cubs for Mike Krukow on December 8, 1981. In 1987, he became one of four players in MLB history to be "traded for himself”. He was dealt from the Cubs to the Tigers for a player to be named later and he was returned to the Cubs 32 days later when the teams were unable to agree on what player Chicago would receive. Two and a half weeks after that, the Cubs granted Noles free agency. He signed with Baltimore for the 1988 season, but only appeared in two games for them. Noles finished his career with a single game for the 1990 Philadelphia Phillies and still works for the Phillies today.