David William Ricketts
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School Duquesne University
- High School Pottstown High School
- Debut September 25, 1963
- Final Game July 30, 1970
- Born July 12, 1935 in Pottstown, PA USA
- Died July 13, 2008 in St. Louis, MO USA
Catcher Dave Ricketts was the brother of Dick Ricketts. Both brothers appear in a 1953 scorecard for the Schoeneck Chicks of the Eastern County League; most of the ads on the scorecard were for businesses from Ephrata, PA.
At Duquesne University, Ricketts was a leading basketball player as well as baseball player. He was a starter on the basketball team that won the National Invitational Tournament in 1955. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1957 but missed 1958 and 1959 due to military service. He reached the majors with St. Louis late in the 1963 season and appeared with the Cardinals in parts of five seasons as a backup to Tim McCarver. He was later traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he a portion of the 1970 season as a backup to Manny Sanguillen.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1976||GCL Cardinals||Gulf Coast League||27-24||4th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1977||Johnson City Cardinals||Appalachian League||37-33||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|