Wickersham pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 68-57 with a 3.66 ERA for the Kansas City A’s, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals. He came up with the A’s in 1960 and by 1962 was a mainstay in the team’s starting rotation. He won 11 games in 1962, then 12 in 1963, but was traded to Detroit at the end of the season. His best season came with the Tigers in 1964 when he posted 19 wins, a 3.44 ERA and a career-high 164 strikeouts. He finished 30th in the American League MVP vote that year. Wickersham never again reached 10-plus wins, but remained in the majors for the rest of the 1960’s.
Wickersham is notable as one of four players to play for both the Kansas City A’s and Kansas City Royals. The other three are Aurelio Monteagudo, Moe Drabowsky and Ken Sanders.
Dave Wickersham – career stats