May 4, 1876|
|Died: April 19, 1934
Morgantown, West Virginia
|September 8, 1897, for the Boston Beaneaters|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 31, 1908, for the Cleveland Naps|
|Runs batted in||614|
|Earned run average||4.28|
Charles Taylor Hickman (March 4, 1876 – April 19, 1934) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of twelve seasons in Major League Baseball as a utility player for the Boston Beaneaters (1897–99), New York Giants (1900–01), Boston Americans (1902), Cleveland Bronchos/Naps (1902–04 and 1908), Detroit Tigers (1904–05), Washington Senators (1905–07) and Chicago White Sox (1907).
He died in Morgantown, West Virginia at the age of 58.
Hickman was born in Taylortown, Pennsylvania and played one season of college baseball with the West Virginia Mountaineers in 1897. Despite being saddled with the nickname 'Piano Legs,' Hickman was an above-average base runner who amassed 91 career triples and several inside-the-park home runs. He also had an above-average range factor throughout his career (although a sub-par fielder; in 1900 he set a record by committing 86 errors as a third baseman). He helped the Beaneaters win the 1897 and 1898 National League pennants.
He led the American League in hits (193) and total bases (288) in 1902 and at Bats per home run (43.5) in 1903. In 12 seasons he played in 1,081 games and had 3,982 at bats, 478 runs, 1,176 hits, 217 doubles, 91 triples, 59 home runs, 614 RBI, 72 stolen bases, 153 walks, .295 batting average, .331 on-base percentage, .440 slugging percentage, 1,752 total bases and 59 sacrifice hits.
As a pitcher he had a 10–8 win-loss record, in 30 games, with 22 games started; 15 complete games, 3 shutouts, 8 games finished, 4 saves, 185 innings pitched, 175 hits allowed, 105 runs allowed, 88 earned runs allowed, 4 home runs allowed, 94 walks allowed, 37 strikeouts, 12 hit batsmen, 4 wild pitches, 62 batters faced and a 4.28 ERA.
|West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1913–1913)|
|West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1915–1917)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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