here's a link to a nice article about him.
Then, as now, players received an allotment of tickets for home games, which they were expected to discreetly sell at inflated prices to alumni and boosters. Hicks, as far as I know, never sold his tickets: he either gave them to his friends or traded them for pot. The result was he had to earn his pocket money hustling pool.intriguing group of professional wrestlers off its football team, and the legendary Terry Funk would have been a teammate of Gasser there.
And there you have two sports wrapped up with a single post. I'll probably wait on the baseball just so you don't get a steady diet of hockey over a weeks plus worth of posts.