Jim Hicks

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James Edward Hicks

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"Jim Hicks is one of the guys that hit the cover off of the ball in the minors . . ." - from a site [1] remembering Jim Hicks

Jim Hicks played five seasons in the big leagues, getting into 93 games. He also had 13 seasons in the minors and two years in Japan. He led the 1967 PCL in runs then was the 1968 Pacific Coast League MVP, hitting .366 and slugging .649. From 1970 to 1972, he starred for the Hawaii Islanders, hitting over .300 each season and slugging over .500 each time. He was an All-Star outfielder in the 1972 PCL alongside Larry Hisle and Gary Matthews

Jim was born in 1939 in Mississippi, but his family moved to East Chicago, IN shortly thereafter (during his career, his year of birth was wringly listed as 1940). Jim was at the University of Illinois at the same time as Bobby Klaus and broke into the majors the same year, 1964. With the Chicago White Sox, Jim was four years older than teammate Tommy John. Later, with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969, he was the same age as fellow outfielder Lou Brock and two years older than teammate Joe Torre. In mid-1969, he was traded to the California Angels, where he was reunited with Hoyt Wilhelm, who had also been a teammate with the White Sox.

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