John A. Stricker
born John A. Streaker
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 3", Weight 138 lb.
- Debut May 2, 1882
- Final Game September 29, 1893
- Born February 15, 1860 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died November 19, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA USA
John "Cub" Stricker played eleven seasons in three major leagues. He primarily played second base, although he also pitched eight times and occasionally played other positions. He was noted for being only 5' 3" tall.
In a 1908 New York Times article, Stricker was said to have been one of the best at bluffing an out at second. The article mentioned Stricker as saying that he once got Harry Stovey called out three times in one day at second without Stricker ever having come near the bag.
Stricker also played several years in the minors. Most notably, after a poor season with the bat in the majors in 1885, he spent 1886 with two different teams in the minors before returning to the big leagues in 1887.
|St. Louis Browns Manager
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|1892||St. Louis Browns||National League||6-17||--||replaced Jack Glasscock (1-3) on April 22/|
replaced by Jack Crooks on May 21