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Nat Hicks

Nathan Woodhull Hicks

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: April 19, 1845 in Hempstead, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1872 (Age 27)
Teams (by GP): Mutuals/Whites/Reds 1872-1877

Final Game: June 5, 1877 (Age 32)
Died: April 21, 1907 in Hoboken, NJ
Buried: St. Peter Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1872 27 NYU NA 56 273 267 54 82 12 2 0 32 3 0 6 3 .307 .322 .367 .689 120 98 7 *2/O
1873 28 NYU NA 28 128 120 12 29 1 2 1 14 2 1 8 0 .242 .289 .308 .597 78 37 0 2
1874 29 PHI NA 58 271 266 51 73 8 1 0 30 3 2 5 4 .274 .288 .312 .600 91 83 3 *2/O4
1875 30 NYU NA 62 271 269 32 67 10 0 0 22 1 0 2 10 .249 .255 .286 .541 87 77 2 *2/O
1876 31 NYU NL 45 191 188 20 44 4 1 0 15 3 4 .234 .246 .266 .512 75 50 *2
1877 32 CIN NL 8 33 32 3 6 0 0 0 3 1 2 .188 .212 .188 .400 33 6 /2
6 Yrs 257 1167 1142 172 301 35 6 1 116 9 3 25 23 .264 .279 .307 .587 91 351 12
162 Game Avg. 162 736 720 108 190 22 4 1 73 16 14 .264 .279 .307 .587 91 221
NYU (3 yrs) 146 672 656 98 178 23 4 1 68 6 1 16 13 .271 .289 .323 .612 99 212 9
CIN (1 yr) 8 33 32 3 6 0 0 0 3 1 2 .188 .212 .188 .400 33 6
PHI (1 yr) 58 271 266 51 73 8 1 0 30 3 2 5 4 .274 .288 .312 .600 91 83 3
NYU (1 yr) 45 191 188 20 44 4 1 0 15 3 4 .234 .246 .266 .512 75 50
NA (4 yrs) 204 943 922 149 251 31 5 1 98 9 3 21 17 .272 .288 .320 .608 96 295 12
NL (2 yrs) 53 224 220 23 50 4 1 0 18 4 6 .227 .241 .255 .496 68 56

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1872 27 NYU NA 56 273 12 1 0 0 3 16 1.0 9 26 1.8 .518 .506 1.8 0.2 26 *2/O
1873 28 NYU NA 28 128 -3 -0 0 -6 2 -7 -0.4 4 -2 -0.1 .484 .497 0.3 -0.3 4 2
1874 29 PHI NA 58 271 -2 -0 0 1 4 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .502 .501 1.0 0.3 10 *2/O4
1875 30 NYU NA 62 271 -4 1 0 -1 4 -1 -0.1 9 9 0.8 .499 .500 1.0 0.2 10 *2/O
1876 31 NYU NL 45 191 -4 0 0 -4 3 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .491 .497 0.6 -0.1 6 *2
1877 32 CIN NL 8 33 -2 0 0 1 1 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .495 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /2
6 Seasons 257 1167 -3 1 0 -9 16 6 0.0 40 46 3.9 .501 .501 4.7 0.5 54
NYU (3 yrs) 146 672 5 2 0 -7 9 9 0.4 23 32 2.6 .504 .502 3.2 0.1 39
CIN (1 yr) 8 33 -2 0 0 1 1 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .495 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0
PHI (1 yr) 58 271 -2 -0 0 1 4 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .502 .501 1.0 0.3 10
NYU (1 yr) 45 191 -4 0 0 -4 3 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .491 .497 0.6 -0.1 6

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1872 NYU NA 27 C 54 376 295 34 47 3 .875 6.09 .847 5.45 32 0 0
1872 NYU NA 27 OF 3 3 1 0 2 0 .333 0.33 .820 1.93 0-0-3
1873 NYU NA 28 C 28 248 170 23 55 4 .778 6.89 .841 5.06 32 0 0
1874 PHI NA 29 C 57 389 261 59 69 4 .823 5.61 .801 5.48 24 0 0
1874 PHI NA 29 OF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .803 2.02 0-4-0
1874 PHI NA 29 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
1875 NYU NA 30 C 60 443 296 67 80 7 .819 6.05 .823 5.71 47 0 0
1875 NYU NA 30 OF 5 7 5 1 1 0 .857 1.20 .819 1.88 0-1-4
1876 NYU NL 31 C 45 363 222 47 94 3 .741 5.98 .805 5.81 28 0 0
1877 CIN NL 32 C 8 53 31 15 7 3 .868 5.75 .876 6.12 6 0 0
6 Seasons C 252 1872 1275 245 352 24 .812 6.03 .824 5.56 169 0 0
3 Seasons OF 12 13 9 1 3 0 .769 0.83 .815 1.94 0-5-7
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
6 Seasons TOT 265 1885 1284 246 355 24 .812 5.77 .824 5.40 0-5-7 169 0 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1872 NA  1.8 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1872 NA  1.8 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1872 NA  56 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1872 NA  267 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1872 NA  273 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  6 (9th)
1874 NA  5 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1872 NA  88 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1872 NA  7 (1st)
1874 NA  3 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1873 NA  120.0 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1872 NA  192 (7th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1875 NA  81 (1st)
1876 NL  94 (1st)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1872 NA  54 (1st)
1874 NA  57 (2nd)
1875 NA  60 (3rd)
1876 NL  45 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1872 NA  295 (1st)
1873 NA  170 (4th)
1874 NA  261 (1st)
1875 NA  296 (5th)
1876 NL  222 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1872 NA  34 (2nd)
1874 NA  59 (1st)
1875 NA  67 (2nd)
1876 NL  47 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1872 NA  47 (1st)
1873 NA  55 (2nd)
1874 NA  69 (1st)
1875 NA  80 (1st)
1876 NL  94 (1st)
Career  352 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1872 NA  3 (3rd)
1873 NA  4 (3rd)
1874 NA  4 (1st)
1875 NA  7 (1st)
1876 NL  3 (3rd)
1877 NL  3 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  32 (3rd)
1875 NA  47 (5th)
1876 NL  28 (5th)
Career  169 (57th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1872 NA  6.09 (3rd)
1873 NA  6.89 (1st)
1874 NA  5.61 (2nd)
1875 NA  6.05 (3rd)
1876 NL  5.98 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1872 NA  .875 (4th)
1874 NA  .823 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1877 NL  born 1845-04-19 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 6 (1728), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (352nd), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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