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Quick Note Diary: John Hicks #BlackAmericanHer/History360

There are times when life simply passes you by. Time goes by so fast. At least, that’s what we are made to believe. Things happen so fast, and before you know it, another segment of your life has come to a close. Things have moved on and you spend those moments in reflection. Could you have done something differently? What changes could you have made? Were there certain opportunities, that you wish you could have acquired, and had let slip away? Now, that’s something, in which we can all relate to.
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Rangers' John Hicks: Joining minor-league camp

Hicks was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday. Hicks was a non-roster invitee to begin spring training and went 2-for-7 with a two-run home run and three strikeouts over six Cactus League games. He could join the major-league roster as catching depth at some point in 2021 but should begin the year with Triple-A Round Rock.
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John Hicks – Steadfast – Pure Pleasure Records

(John Hicks – piano) Solo jazz albums are distinctive. Piano Legends like Bill Evans, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett were successful in different combos, but still found time to explore their lyricism and improvisational skills in solo outings. Most jazz pianists also chose this path. One of them was John Hicks. While not as publicly renowned as some players, he began his career working with blues singers. After moving to New York, he played with Art Blakey and Betty Carter. As a session musician, he played on more than 300 recordings. Additionally, Hicks recorded over 30 albums as a band leader. His style was a hybrid of hard bop, swing and free jazz. Never relying simply on flashy runs, Hicks was committed to distilling the melodic essence of a song. He was regarded as a “musician’s musician”, and left a significant legacy on the jazz landscape.

Rangers sign catcher John Hicks to minors deal, make other moves

The Rangers have signed veteran catcher John Hicks to a minor league deal with a spring training invitation, per a club announcement. Outfielder Adolis Garcia, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, will also be invited to major league camp after going unclaimed on outright waivers, according to the Rangers. Texas also confirmed its previously reported minor league deals with Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang and with infielder Brock Holt.

OBITUARY: William "Bill" John Hicks

William “Bill” John Hicks, 83, died January 20, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on October 17, 1937 to the late Phillip and Ruth Nations in Riverside, California. Bill worked in the oil well division of US Steel retiring early. He spent several years riding motorcycles which gave him the idea for Water Mart, Inc. which he opened in Odessa, Texas. While physically able to play, he was known for being the left-handed golfer.
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John Hicks discus lands sports story of the decade

As voted by the readers, the record-breaking performance of John Hicks hurling the discus was the sports story of the decade. John Hicks: The West Virginia state record books were rewritten on the morning of Saturday, April 20, 2019, when John Hicks sent a discus the distance of 190 feet, 1 inch to shatter the state record. Hicks out-performed the previous record set by Christian Buckley of Poca who recorded a throw of 186 feet, 9 inches.