Bill Ricks - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Bill Ricks



John William Ricks
(Schoolboy)

Born: September 1, 1919 in Lexington, NC
Died: July 15, 1987 in Brooklyn, NY
          (67 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 6'4"
Wt: 195
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Notes:


• Played in the Minor Leagues


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SS
5
1944
1948
PS/EAS
9.7
8.0
0.1
0.0
1.5
2
SP
4
1945
1948
PS
6.8
-0.1
-0.1
7.1
-0.0
3
SP
5
1944
1948
PS
6.5
-1.1
0.1
7.7
-0.2
4
SP
5
1944
1948
PS
5.8
-0.4
0.0
6.2
0.0
5
SP
3
1946
1948
PS
4.6
-0.1
0.0
4.7
-0.0
6
C
5
1944
1948
PS
3.7
2.4
0.8
0.0
0.4
7
LF
4
1944
1947
PS
3.0
2.4
-0.1
1.2
-0.4
8
2B
2
1944
1945
PS
2.7
2.5
0.0
0.0
0.3
9
RF
3
1944
1946
PS
1.7
2.0
0.0
0.0
-0.3
10
SP
2
1944
1945
PS
1.5
0.4
0.0
1.2
-0.0
11
3B
4
1945
1948
PS/EAS
1.3
-0.5
1.7
0.0
0.1
12
CF
5
1944
1948
PS/EAS
1.2
3.5
-2.0
0.0
-0.3
13
CF
3
1946
1948
PS
0.9
2.0
-0.8
-0.1
-0.3
14
SP
1
1944
1944
PS
0.8
-0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
15
1B
2
1944
1945
PS
0.7
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.4
16
RF
2
1947
1948
PS
0.7
1.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.4
17
SP
2
1944
1945
EAS/PS
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
18
SP
1
1944
1944
PS
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
19
RF
1
1946
1946
PS
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
20
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
21
1B
1
1948
1948
PS
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.0
22
RP
1
1945
1945
PS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
23
LF
2
1945
1946
PS
0.2
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.2
24
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
25
RP
1
1948
1948
PS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
26
RP
1
1945
1945
PS
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
27
2B
5
1944
1948
PS
0.1
-0.2
-0.5
0.0
0.8
28
SP
1
1944
1944
PS
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
29
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
30
SP
2
1945
1946
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
31
SS
1
1944
1944
PS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
32
RF
1
1945
1945
PS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
33
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
34
RP
1
1945
1945
PS
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
35
RP
1
1945
1945
PS
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
36
RP
1
1947
1947
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
37
LF
1
1945
1945
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
38
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
39
-
1
1947
1947
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
40
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
41
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
42
LF
1
1945
1945
PS
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
43
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
44
3B
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
45
-
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
46
-
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
47
-
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
48
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
RF
2
1944
1945
EAS/PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
50
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
51
C
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
52
3B
1
1945
1945
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
53
SS
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
54
C
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
55
RP
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
56
C
2
1946
1947
PS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
57
2B
1
1945
1945
PS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
58
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
59
-
1
1948
1948
PS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
60
RP
2
1944
1946
PS
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
-0.0
61
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
62
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
63
-
1
1945
1945
EAS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
64
-
1
1948
1948
PS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
65
3B
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
66
-
1
1945
1945
PS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
67
3B
1
1945
1945
PS
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
68
-
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
69
SP
2
1945
1946
PS
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
70
RF
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
71
LF
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
72
3B
2
1944
1945
PS
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
-
1
1948
1948
PS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
74
-
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
75
RP
2
1944
1945
PS
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
76
C
2
1944
1945
PS
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
77
LF
1
1947
1947
PS
-0.5
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
78
-
1
1944
1944
PS
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
79
LF
2
1947
1948
PS
-0.5
0.1
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
80
-
1
1947
1947
PS
-0.8
-0.1
-0.0
-0.8
-0.0
81
C
5
1944
1948
PS
-1.1
-0.5
-0.8
0.0
0.2
82
1B
3
1946
1948
PS
-1.1
0.9
-1.3
0.0
-0.7
83
-
2
1947
1948
PS
-1.1
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
84
RP
4
1945
1948
PS
-1.5
-0.1
0.0
-1.4
0.0

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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

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