John A. Bickerton
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
John Bickerton managed the last game of the 1884 season for the woeful Washington Nationals, replacing Holly Hollingshead. The Nationals finished the year with a 12-51 record, putting them 13th in the 13-team American Association; they lost their sole game played under Bickerton's guidance.
For the longest time, nothing at all was known about him, and he was only listed in encyclopedias by his - incorrect - last name, Bickerson. He was in fact the business partner of Lloyd Moxley, owner of the Nationals, who apparently made his friend a favor by managing his ball team for a day.
- "Bickerson Found", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, July/August 2008, p. 1.