Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman

Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Jun 2016 (aged 79)
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 166052267 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Born James Lucius Hickman, he played the positions of outfielder and first baseman for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and the St. Louis Cardinals during a thirteen year career from 1962 to 1974. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent prior to the 1956 season and spent six seasons in the Cardinals' farm system until being selected by the New York Mets in the expansion draft in 1962. He played 624 games, and batted .241 with 60 home runs with 210 RBI during his five seasons with the Mets. When he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 29, 1966, he was the last of the "Original Mets". He played one season with the Dodgers before joining the Chicago Cubs where he played for six seasons. He had his best season with the Cubs in 1970 when he hit .315 with 162 hits, 33 doubles, 32 home runs, 115 runs batted in, 102 runs scored and 93 walks—all career highs which won him the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award and placed him eighth in the NL Most Valuable Player balloting. He also made the National League All-Star team that year and drove in the All-Star game's winning run. He came back to the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that he originally signed with, in 1974 for one last season before retiring. During his thirteen year career, he batted .252 with 159 home runs and 560 RBIs in 1421 games played. He served as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds from 1987 to 2006.

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  • Added: 25 Jun 2016
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Hickman (10 May 1937–25 Jun 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166052267, citing Bethlehem Cemetery, Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .