Jim Hickman, American baseball player, Died at 79


James Lucius Hickman was born on May 10, 1937, and died on June 25, 2016.

He was a Major League Baseball player.

He played as an outfielder.

Jim batted and threw right-handed.

He played for the New York Mets (1962–1966), Los Angeles Dodgers (1967), Chicago Cubs (1968–73) and St. Louis Cardinals (1974).

He has earned several places in Mets history.

Jim Hickman was the first Met to hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat in a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at the Polo Grounds on August 7, 1963; the cycle is currently one of 14 natural cycles in Major League history.

He developed a reputation as an exceptional clutch hitter, particularly during his tenure with the Cubs when he hit several walk-off home runs and other clutch homers for the club.

During his 13-year career, Jim Hickman batted .252 with 159 home runs and 560 RBIs in 1421 games played.

Jim Hickman passed away at 79 yrs old.