John J. Ricks
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Debut September 21, 1891
- Final Game July 4, 1894
- Born December, 1866 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died August 31, 1920 in St. Louis, MO USA
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.