Nelson Bernard Simmons
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- High School James Madison High School (San Diego)
- Debut September 4, 1984
- Final Game May 8, 1987
- Born June 27, 1963 in Washington, DC USA
Nelson Simmons, a second-round pick in the 1981 amateur draft, made his major league debut with the utterly dominant Detroit Tigers of 1984], for whom he hit .433 in nine games. The following year, 1985 he was the fourth outfielder for the Tigers.
He continued to play minor league and independent ball as late as 1995.
- Malcolm Allen: "Nelson Simmons", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 151-153. ISBN 978-1933599441