Cub Stricker

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John A. Stricker
born John A. Streaker

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 3", Weight 138 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John "Cub" Stricker played eleven seasons in three major leagues. He primarily played second base, although he also pitched eight times and occasionally played other positions. He was noted for being only 5' 3" tall.

In a 1908 New York Times article, Stricker was said to have been one of the best at bluffing an out at second. The article mentioned Stricker as saying that he once got Harry Stovey called out three times in one day at second without Stricker ever having come near the bag.

He worked one National League game as an umpire in 1892.

Stricker also played several years in the minors. Most notably, after a poor season with the bat in the majors in 1885, he spent 1886 with two different teams in the minors before returning to the big leagues in 1887.

He apparently never managed in the minors, but he did manage briefly in the majors with the St. Louis Browns in 1892.

Preceded by
Jack Glasscock
St. Louis Browns Manager
Succeeded by
Jack Crooks

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1892 St. Louis Browns National League 6-17 -- replaced Jack Glasscock (1-3) on April 22/
replaced by Jack Crooks on May 21

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