February 15, 1927|
|Died: December 8, 2014
St. George, Utah
|April 17, 1956, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 18, 1956, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||5|
Clarence Walter "Buddy" Hicks (February 15, 1927 – December 8, 2014) was an American former professional baseball player and manager. Primarily a shortstop during his 17-year active career (1944; 1947–62), he also played third base and first base. Hicks was a switch hitter who threw right-handed, standing 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighing 170 pounds (77 kg).
Hicks had a 26-game trial with the 1956 Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, garnering ten hits in 47 at bats for a .213 batting average, with two doubles and five runs batted in. The rest of his career was spent in minor league baseball, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Tigers, Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies organizations. In 1,854 minor league games, he batted .273 with 63 home runs.
He spent a decade (1960–69) as a minor league manager, working for the Braves and Washington Senators, including all or parts of three seasons at the Double-A level.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics