Cotton Nash

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Cotton Nash
Personal information
Born (1942-07-24) July 24, 1942 (age 76)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolLake Charles
(Lake Charles, Louisiana)
CollegeKentucky (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1964–1968
PositionSmall forward
Number33, 17, 44
Career history
1964–1965Los Angeles Lakers
1965San Francisco Warriors
1967–1968Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points470 (5.6 ppg)
Rebounds273 (3.3 rpg)
Assists65 (0.8 apg)
Stats at
Cotton Nash
First baseman / left fielder
Born: (1942-07-24) July 24, 1942 (age 76)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1967, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1970, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average.188
Runs batted in2
  • Chicago White Sox (1967)
  • Minnesota Twins (1969–70)
A jersey honoring Nash hangs in Rupp Arena

Charles Francis "Cotton" Nash (born July 24, 1942) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and National Basketball Association forward.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nash played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Francisco Warriors during the 1964–65 NBA season. He had his most success in the American Basketball Association with the Kentucky Colonels, averaging 8.5 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. He had already played in the state of Kentucky with Adolph Rupp's legendary University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, as well as the University's baseball team.

Nash also played 13 games over 3 MLB seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. One of those games was with the White Sox on September 10, 1967, in the ninth inning of Joe Horlen's no-hitter; he replaced Ken Boyer at first base and recorded all three putouts in the inning.[1]

NBA and MLB Appearances[edit]

Nash is one of 12 just athletes who have played in both theNational Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. [2] The twelve are: Danny Ainge, Frank Baumholtz, Gene Conley, Chuck Connors, Dave DeBusschere, Dick Groat, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hendrickson, Cotton Nash, Ron Reed, Dick Ricketts and Howie Schultz.


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