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Jerry Nyman began his professional career in 1965 with the Sarasota Sun Sox. With them, he went 16-11 with a 2.81 ERA in 30 games. In 192 innings pitched, he walked 137 batters. He split the 1966 season between the Deerfield Beach Sun Sox/Winter Haven Sun Sox, Fox Cities Foxes and Lynchburg White Sox, going a combined 6-11 with a 2.46 ERA in 20 games. In 1967, he played for the Evansville White Sox, going 7-4 with a 2.74 ERA in seven games.

Nyman spent most of the 1968 season with the Hawaii Islanders, going 7-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 23 games with them. On August 24 of that year, he made his big league debut, facing the Minnesota Twins. He pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief in his first game, allowing a hit and a walk but surrendering no runs.

He threw a complete game shutout in his first career start, on August 28, 1968.

Nyman threw a one-hit shutout on May 17, 1969 as a member of the Chicago White Sox against the Washington Senators. He gave up 3 walks and struck out 7. The lone hit was a single in the 2nd inning by Brant Alyea. That was his first start of the 1969 season. He also spent some time in the minors that year as well, going 2-3 with a 2.74 ERA in seven games with the Tucson Toros.

On March 30, 1970, Nyman was traded to the Padres for Tommie Sisk. For the Salt Lake City Bees - with whom he spent most of the year - Nyman went 9-13 with a 4.09 ERA in 37 games.

He played his final big league game on September 27, 1970; however he continued his minor league career until 1971. That year, he played for the Lodi Padres, Evansville Triplets and Hawaii Islanders, going a combined 2-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 28 games.

In the minors, he went 49-56 with a 3.26 ERA in 166 games (129 starts).

Nyman has also coached for the Eugene Emeralds, Salinas Spurs and Welland Pirates

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