Gerald Smith Nyman
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- School Brigham Young University
- High School Sky View High School
- Debut August 24, 1968
- Final Game September 27, 1970
- Born November 23, 1942 in Logan, UT USA
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 24th 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 then threw a complete game shutout in his first career start, on August 28th.
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, going 2-3 with a 2.74 ERA in 7 games with the Tucson Toros.
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).
- 2003 Pitching coach Idaho Falls Padres
- 2004-2006 Minor league pitching coordinator Tampa Bay Devil Rays
- 2007-2008 Pitching coach Idaho Falls Chukars
- 2009-June 2010 Pitching coach Burlington (IA) Bees
- 2010-2012 Pitching coach Idaho Falls Chukars
- 2013 Pitching coach Lexington Legends