Charlie Pick

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Charles Thomas Pick

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"On the field, everyone was in motion: Flack chasing the ball to deep right field, Dode Paskert sprinting over from center, Charlie Pick coming out from second base to relay the outfielder’s throw, Charlie Deal straddling third base, watching the action unfold. Boston runners George Whiteman and Stuffy McInnis crossed the plate, both turning to watch Ruth tearing around second, dead set on third." - an account of Babe Ruth's first World Series hit, in the 1918 World Series in which Charlie Pick also hit well against Ruth (written by Allan Wood and quoted here)

Charlie Pick played six seasons in the majors. In three of those seasons he had over 400 plate appearances.

Charlie was in the 1918 World Series and hit .389. He batted sixth in the order, behind Fred Merkle, and faced 1918 Red Sox pitchers such as Babe Ruth and Carl Mays. He didn't get a hit against Ruth in Game # 1, but went 2-for-2 against Ruth in Game # 4.

When he came up in 1914, he played only outfield. When he came back up in 1916 he became a third baseman at the major league level, and then in 1918-20 he was a second baseman.

Charlie also played 13 years in the minors, hitting .308. Six of those years were spent in the Pacific Coast League. He was the player-manager for the Sacramento Senators from 1922 to 1924. He was replaced mid-season in 1924 by Buddy Ryan.

Records Held[edit]

  • Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 5/1/20 (tied)
  • Most at bats, no hits, game, 0 for 11, 5/1/20

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