John Thomas Pickett
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Debut June 6, 1889
- Final Game June 1, 1892
- Born February 20, 1866 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died July 4, 1922 in Chicago, IL USA
John Pickett played three seasons in the majors with three different leagues. He was a regular in the 1890 Players League.
He was called Jack Pickett as often as he was called John Pickett.
"The Pickett Case" was a highly-publicized dispute in 1890 wherein Pickett, who believed himself no longer bound to play for the Kansas City team he had played for in 1889, signed with the 1890 Philadelphia Players League team. Kansas City did not play in the 1890 American Association, so Pickett, who was approached by a National League team as well as the Players League, left the team. Kansas City did move to the Western Association in 1890, a minor league, but it was the major leagues primarily that were fighting over Pickett.
Pickett was born and died in Chicago, IL. At age 18 he was playing in the Northwestern League. Although he sometimes played in the eastern part of the country, most of his career was in teams far from the Atlantic Ocean.
From 1909-11 he managed the Green Bay Bays.