John Ricks

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John J. Ricks

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Ricks played in the majors in 1891 and 1894. Born in St. Louis, MO, both times he played third base for a St. Louis team - first in the American Association and then in the National League.

In his major league debut in 1891, he was called "Rick" in the box score. The Sporting Life description of the game said the 1891 Browns played "two local amateurs" in the infield, without saying who, but presumably they were Ricks and Paul McSweeney since the first baseman was Charlie Comiskey and the shortstop was Shorty Fuller. The catcher that day was Jack Boyle.

In 1894, Sporting Life called him Ricks, and this time referred to him directly as an amateur.

He is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

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