Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Nicklins in:
 • Chattanooga National Cemetery
 • Chattanooga
 • Hamilton County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Samuel S. "The Dixie Thrush" Nicklin
Birth: Dec. 16, 1876
Death: Mar. 13, 1932

Major League Baseball Player. His birth name was Sammy Strang Nicklin but he played under the name Sammy Nicklin Strang. Nicknamed "The Dixie Thrush" this Chattanooga, Tennessee native played Major League baseball in 1896 for the Louisville Colonels then returned to the majors from 1900 to 1908 where he played for the Chicago Orphans, New York Giants, Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Cubs and the Brooklyn Superbas. He had a career batting average of .269 with 16 home runs, 479 runs scored and 253 RBI. In 1905 he was the Giants' utility man and led the National League with eight pinch hits. Baseball lore says that the term "pinch hitter" came about because of his ability "to come through in the pinch."

Also a veteran of the Spanish American War as a 1st Lt. in the 3rd TN Infantry, Cos. E&H (J.Sims) (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John B Nicklin (1845 - 1919)
  Elizabeth Pringle Kaylor Nicklin (1850 - 1925)
 
Note: Capt., 324th US Infantry, WWI
 
Burial:
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section S #12896
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2990023
Samuel S. The Dixie Thrush Nicklin
Added by: Bigwoo
 
Samuel S. The Dixie Thrush Nicklin
Added by: Colleen L
 
Samuel S. The Dixie Thrush Nicklin
Added by: Graveaddiction
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Remembering Everyone
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
There are 30 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 27 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service