|Born: April 9, 1870|
|Died: January 20, 1952 (aged 81)|
|August 9, 1896, for the Louisville Colonels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 8, 1908, for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||287|
Oliver Daniel Pickering (April 9, 1870 – January 20, 1952) was an American professional baseball center fielder, who played for the Louisville Colonels, Cleveland Spiders, Cleveland Blues / Bronchos, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, and Washington Senators of Major League Baseball (MLB). Upon his retirement from playing the game, he became an umpire and later retired in Vincennes, Indiana.
Of note, Pickering was the first ever batter in the newly-formed American League when he played against the Chicago White Sox as a member of the Cleveland ball club. The term "Texas Leaguer" is often attributed to the debut of Ollie Pickering, either in the majors or the Texas League, who came to bat and proceeded to run off a string of seven straight bloop hits.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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