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Jonah Nickerson

Nickerson pitching for the West Michigan Whitecaps, Single-A affiliates of the Detroit Tigers on July 12, 2007
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: March 9, 1985 (1985-03-09) (age 24)
Casper, Wyoming
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jonah S. Nickerson (born March 9, 1985 in Casper, Wyoming) is a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. Nickerson played for the 2006 College World Series-winning Oregon State Beavers, and was named the Most Outstanding Player.

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Early life

Although born in Wyoming, Nickerson grew up in Oregon City, Oregon, and played prep baseball there. He graduated from Oregon City High School in 2003. At a local rally in Oregon City on July 7, 2006, Nickerson was honored with the keys to the city by Mayor Alice Norris, who also proclaimed July 7 as "Jonah Nickerson Day".

College career

A 6'1", 190 lb right-hander, Nickerson posted a record of 13-4 during the 2006 season, including 3 games (2 victories and one no-decision) during the College World Series; one of them, a victory against Rice University which qualified the Beavers for the Finals, came on only two days rest. His ERA for the regular season was 2.50. He was named an All-American in both 2005 and 2006.

Professional career

Jonah was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 7th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2006 he made 5 appearances with the short season Class A Oneonta Tigers of the New York - Penn League. Currently he is a starting pitcher for the Tigers Class AA affiliate Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League.

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