Nick Cullop (culloni02)
Henry Nicholas Cullop (Tomato Face)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
- Debut April 14, 1926
- Final Game September 27, 1931
- Born October 16, 1900 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died December 8, 1978 in Westerville, OH USA
Outfielder Nick Cullop played in the majors from 1926 to 1931 but perhaps is more noted for his 23 years in the minors, where he hit .312 with 420 home runs. He is 2nd all-time in RBI in the minor leagues with 1857.
Cullop was already an established minor league star by the time he came to the majors. In 1924, for example, he had hit 40 home runs for Omaha. In 1930 he hit 54 home runs for Minneapolis.
Nick didn't get much playing time during his five seasons in the majors except in his last year, 1931, when he had 334 at-bats for the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .263 for a team which hit .269. He was eight years younger than 38-year-old Edd Roush, who hit .271 that year.
He was also a pitcher in his early years in the minors, winning 49 games before giving up pitching.
He stopped playing after 1944 but continued to manage, with 18 years total in the minors. He managed at Milwaukee from 1945 to 1949. He was named the Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year in 1943 and 1947.
He is not to be confused with an earlier Nick Cullop, who played for some of the same major league teams around a decade earlier.