Jim Hickman Stats

Jim Hickman was born on Monday, May 10, 1937, in Henning, Tennessee. Hickman was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1962, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Hickman baseball stats page.

"I never considered myself an all-star, although I got to play in an All-Star Game (in 1970 ). I never really gave the All-Star game much thought, but it was certainly a honor to be chosen to play in the game. It is something I'll never forget." - Jim Hickman in Baseball Digest (July 1986, Page 37)
Jim Hickman

Jim 'Gentleman Jim' Hickman Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#107 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1963top01' title='1963 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Jim 'Gentleman Jim' Hickman Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#107 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James Lucius Hickman
Nickname:
Gentleman Jim or Jim
Born On:
05-10-1937  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Henning, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-25-2016 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Jackson, Tennessee
Cemetery:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Henning, Tennessee
High School:
Ripley High School (Ripley, TN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-14-1962 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-14-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable
Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1967 30 Dodgers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 2.0 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 2.0 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1962 25 Mets 140 392 54 96 18 2 13 0 46 47 2 96 7 3 3 9 .245 .328 .401
1963 26 Mets 146 494 53 113 21 6 17 2 51 44 1 120 3 4 1 8 .229 .291 .399
1964 27 Mets 139 409 48 105 14 1 11 1 57 36 4 90 0 1 2 11 .257 .319 .377
1965 28 Mets 141 369 32 87 18 0 15 0 40 27 3 76 1 1 2 9 .236 .291 .407
1966 29 Mets 58 160 15 38 7 0 4 0 16 13 0 34 0 0 1 4 .238 .299 .356
1967 30 Dodgers 65 98 7 16 6 1 0 0 10 14 1 28 2 0 0 4 .163 .268 .245
1968 31 Cubs 75 188 22 42 6 3 5 0 23 18 2 38 3 3 1 6 .223 .290 .367
1969 32 Cubs 134 338 38 80 11 2 21 1 54 47 3 74 0 4 0 8 .237 .326 .467
1970 33 Cubs 149 514 102 162 33 4 32 0 115 93 8 99 2 3 1 10 .315 .419 .582
1971 34 Cubs 117 383 50 98 13 2 19 0 60 50 7 61 3 5 3 12 .256 .342 .449
1972 35 Cubs 115 368 65 100 15 2 17 1 64 52 3 64 2 1 2 7 .272 .364 .462
1973 36 Cubs 92 201 27 49 1 2 3 0 20 42 2 42 2 4 0 8 .244 .368 .313
1974 37 Cardinals 50 60 5 16 0 0 2 0 4 8 0 10 0 0 0 3 .267 .353 .367
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,421 3,974 518 1,002 163 25 159 5 560 491 36 832 25 29 16 99 .252 .335 .426
Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1962 Mets CF 84 78 2,064 209 2.5 202 198 4 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.64
1962 Mets LF 8 0 51 10 1.3 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.29
1962 Mets RF 33 28 732 52 1.6 51 48 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.88
1963 Mets 3B 59 54 1,428 162 2.7 148 45 103 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .914 2.80
1963 Mets CF 42 42 1,089 92 2.2 89 86 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.21
1963 Mets LF 19 12 357 22 1.2 21 21 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.59
1963 Mets RF 22 18 492 43 2.0 41 40 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.25
1964 Mets 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Mets CF 89 81 2,121 208 2.3 203 198 5 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.58
1964 Mets LF 9 2 114 11 1.2 10 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.37
1964 Mets RF 19 15 405 31 1.6 31 29 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
1965 Mets 1B 30 25 684 262 8.7 260 240 20 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.26
1965 Mets 3B 14 6 174 18 1.3 16 10 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.48
1965 Mets CF 45 39 1,020 90 2.0 88 86 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.33
1965 Mets LF 36 14 453 39 1.1 37 36 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.21
1965 Mets RF 16 9 252 16 1.0 15 15 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.61
1966 Mets 1B 17 11 312 133 7.8 132 120 12 1 14 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.42
1966 Mets CF 8 6 168 17 2.1 17 16 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.73
1966 Mets LF 17 7 225 14 0.8 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.56
1966 Mets RF 23 18 441 33 1.4 33 30 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1967 Dodgers 1B 2 0 3 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1967 Dodgers 3B 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1967 Dodgers CF 12 11 315 35 2.9 35 34 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1967 Dodgers LF 14 2 135 9 0.6 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1967 Dodgers P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1967 Dodgers RF 12 3 117 14 1.2 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.23
1968 Cubs CF 21 19 480 45 2.1 45 44 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
1968 Cubs LF 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1968 Cubs RF 49 30 918 74 1.5 71 68 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.09
1969 Cubs CF 9 5 156 10 1.1 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1969 Cubs LF 5 0 36 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1969 Cubs RF 116 82 2,343 147 1.3 144 138 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.66
1970 Cubs 1B 74 71 1,737 629 8.5 623 563 60 6 46 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.68
1970 Cubs CF 53 50 1,254 96 1.8 95 91 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.05
1970 Cubs LF 2 1 33 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.27
1970 Cubs RF 28 24 603 53 1.9 50 47 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.24
1971 Cubs 1B 44 39 1,023 396 9.0 395 364 31 1 28 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.43
1971 Cubs CF 4 3 78 11 2.8 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.81
1971 Cubs LF 1 0 12 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1971 Cubs RF 65 60 1,533 98 1.5 96 93 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.69
1972 Cubs 1B 77 69 1,884 746 9.7 740 670 70 6 61 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.61
1972 Cubs LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1972 Cubs RF 26 26 579 39 1.5 39 39 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
1973 Cubs 1B 51 38 1,098 434 8.5 429 398 31 5 37 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.55
1973 Cubs LF 3 3 57 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1973 Cubs RF 11 8 192 10 0.9 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1974 Cardinals 1B 14 6 189 72 5.1 71 64 7 1 13 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.14
1974 Cardinals 3B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 420 321 8,607 610 1.5 595 571 24 15 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.87
CF Totals 367 334 8,745 813 2.2 795 774 21 18 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.45
1B Totals 309 259 6,930 2,674 8.7 2,652 2,421 231 22 219 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.33
LF Totals 117 42 1,512 120 1.0 115 113 2 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.05
3B Totals 77 60 1,623 182 2.4 166 56 110 16 17 n/a n/a n/a .912 2.76
P Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 1,291 1,016 27,423 4,399 3.4 4,323 3,935 388 76 243 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.26
Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1962 Mets 4 4 .500 14 6 n/a 30.2 4.1 8.5 - - -
1963 Mets 0 5 .000 13 0 n/a 29.1 4.1 9.7 - - -
1964 Mets 0 1 .000 34 0 n/a 37.2 4.5 7.2 - - -
1965 Mets 3 1 .750 30 0 n/a 24.6 4.9 9.2 - - -
1966 Mets 2 1 .667 14 0 n/a 40.0 4.7 10.0 - - -
1967 Dodgers 1 1 .500 36 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 9.8 0.00 0.00 0.00
1968 Cubs 1 1 .500 13 1 n/a 37.6 4.9 8.2 - - -
1969 Cubs 2 1 .667 20 0 n/a 16.1 4.6 6.3 - - -
1970 Cubs 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 16.1 5.2 4.5 - - -
1971 Cubs 0 1 .000 14 0 n/a 20.2 6.3 6.4 - - -
1972 Cubs 3 1 .750 15 0 n/a 21.6 5.8 5.8 - - -
1973 Cubs 1 1 .500 40 0 n/a 67.0 4.8 10.1 - - -
1974 Cardinals 0 0 .000 38 0 n/a 30.0 6.0 15.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 17 19 .472 284 7 n/a 25.0 4.8 7.1 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jim Hickman

Jim Hickman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1962 New York Mets 9 Undetermined - -
1963 New York Mets 9 Undetermined - -
1964 New York Mets 9 Undetermined - -
1965 New York Mets 9 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Mets 9 , 27 $18,000.00 - -
1967 Los Angeles Dodgers 41 , 35 $18,000.00 - -
1968 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1969 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined Stats -
1971 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1972 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1973 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1974 St. Louis Cardinals 24 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Jim Hickman was the first Chicago Cubs player in franchise history to win The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award ? Did you know his legacy with the New York Mets is one truly worth noting:

Jim Hickman took the field for the 1962 New York Mets on April 14, 1962 , the first Met to ever wear uniform #9 .

Jim Hickman hit the first cycle in New York Mets history on August 7, 1963 , only the second natural cycle in National League history.

Jim Hickman hit the last home run ever in the Polo Grounds , a solo shot against Chris Short of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 5-1 Mets ' loss played on September 18, 1963 , the final game ever played at the Polo Grounds .

Jim Hickman was the first New York Mets player walked and the first Mets player hit by a pitch in the newly opened Shea Stadium during their inaugural game on April 17, 1964 .

Jim Hickman was the first New York Mets player to hit three home runs in a game when Ray Sadecki served up three taters to Gentleman Jim on September 3, 1965 .

Jim Hickman was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on November 29, 1966, in exchange for Tommy Davis & Derrell Griffith , the last player from the original (there on Opening Day) 1962 New York Mets who was still with the franchise.

Jim Hickman Hits for the Cycle
Jim Hickman Hits for the Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Pantagraph | August 8, 1963 | Page 20
Jim Hickman collected a walk-off single during the twelfth inning of the 1970 All-Star Game versus Clyde Wright - the run Hickman batted in that historic day was none other than Pete Rose , in one of the most iconic moments in All-Star Game history as Charlie Hustle crushed Ray Fosse at home plate (pictured below).
Jim Hickman, Pete Rose, Ray Fosse, 1970 All-Star Game
Ray Fosse & Pete Rose, 1970 All-Star Game (Jim Hickman Walk-Off RBI Single)

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