Nick Etten

Nicholas ("Nick") Etten
Oaks First Baseman

"Nick", who throws and bats left, started playing Professional Baseball in 1933. In 1944 when with the New York Yankees, he led the League in home runs and in 1945 led in runs batted in.

He joined the Oaks in mid-season last year. Born in Chicago in 1914 of German descent, he's 6' 2" and weighs 198 pounds. He likes to bowl, read and go to movies.

"An Ode to Nick Etten" . . . . by Dan Taylor.

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Copyright (c)1997, 1999 William B. Shubb