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Full Name: Charles Augustus Nichols Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 10.5"/175 First Game: April 23, 1890
Birthdate: September 14, 1869 Final Game: May 18, 1906
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: April 11, 1953
Deathplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Bat/Throw: Both/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949


Biography

Born on September 14, 1869 in Madison, Wisconsin, Kid Nichols (Charles Augustus Nichols) played for the Boston Beaneaters, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies over the course of his 15 year career. Nichols broke into the bigs on April 23, 1890 with the Boston Beaneaters, and put up a 2.23 ERA in 424 innings pitched in 1890, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Kid Nichols's best season was 1891, when he posted a 2.39 ERA, won 30 games and struck out 240 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1890 BOS N 48 47 27 19 2.23 222 175 105 47 7 0 424 374 8 112 0 30 12
1891 BOS N 52 48 30 17 2.39 240 219 113 45 5 3 425.1 413 15 103 0 16 17
1892 BOS N 53 51 35 16 2.84 187 211 143 49 5 0 453 404 15 121 0 24 10
1893 BOS N 52 44 34 14 3.52 94 222 166 43 1 1 425 426 15 118 0 5 16
1894 BOS N 50 46 32 13 4.75 113 308 215 40 3 0 407 488 23 121 0 14 9
1895 BOS N 47 42 26 16 3.41 140 219 144 42 1 3 379.2 417 15 86 0 11 5
1896 BOS N 49 43 30 14 2.83 102 211 117 37 3 1 372.1 387 14 101 0 13 7
1897 BOS N 46 40 31 11 2.64 127 152 108 37 2 3 368 362 9 68 0 6 5
1898 BOS N 50 42 31 12 2.13 138 136 92 40 5 4 388 316 7 85 0 15 14
1899 BOS N 42 37 21 19 2.99 108 155 114 37 4 1 343.1 326 11 82 0 8 6
1900 BOS N 29 27 13 16 3.07 53 116 79 25 4 0 231.1 215 11 72 0 6 11
1901 BOS N 38 34 19 16 3.22 143 146 115 33 4 0 321 306 8 90 0 8 10
1904 STL N 36 35 21 13 2.02 134 97 71 35 3 1 317 268 3 50 0 3 5
1905 STL N 7 7 1 5 5.40 16 47 31 5 0 0 51.2 64 1 18 0 4 0
1905 PHI N 17 16 10 6 2.27 50 47 35 15 1 0 138.2 129 1 28 0 4 4
1905 TOT N 24 23 11 11 3.12 66 94 66 20 1 0 190.1 193 2 46 0 8 4
1906 PHI N 4 2 0 1 9.82 1 16 12 1 0 0 11 17 0 13 0 2 2
Total 620 561 361 208 2.95 1868 2477 1660 531 48 17 5056.1 4912 156 1268 0 169 133

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1890 BOS N P 48 0 0 14 85 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 .884
1890 BOS N OF 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1891 BOS N P 52 0 0 30 100 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1892 BOS N P 53 0 0 25 88 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1892 BOS N OF 5 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1893 BOS N OF 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
1893 BOS N P 52 0 0 21 81 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1894 BOS N P 50 0 0 34 67 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1894 BOS N OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1895 BOS N P 47 0 0 29 73 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1895 BOS N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1896 BOS N OF 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1896 BOS N P 49 0 0 19 92 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1897 BOS N P 46 0 0 29 62 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1898 BOS N P 50 0 0 21 78 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1898 BOS N 1B 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1899 BOS N P 42 0 0 25 71 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1900 BOS N P 29 0 0 19 48 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1901 BOS N 1B 5 0 0 31 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .892
1901 BOS N P 38 0 0 27 69 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1901 BOS N OF 7 0 0 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1904 STL N P 36 0 0 13 84 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1905 STL N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1905 STL N P 7 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1905 PHI N P 17 0 0 3 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .867
1905 TOT N P 24 0 0 5 32 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .881
1906 PHI N P 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 6 0 0 38 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .889
Total OF 20 0 0 33 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .829
Total P 620 0 0 311 1031 67 34 0 0 0 0 0 .952

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1890 BOS N 49 174 18 43 0 23 .247 .296 .287 5 1 11 36 1 0 2 0 0
1891 BOS N 52 183 21 36 0 27 .197 .250 .230 6 0 12 31 1 0 1 0 0
1892 BOS N 57 197 21 39 2 21 .198 .258 .279 6 2 16 52 0 0 3 0 0
1893 BOS N 53 177 25 39 2 26 .220 .285 .294 3 2 15 22 1 0 4 0 0
1894 BOS N 51 170 39 50 0 34 .294 .358 .382 11 2 16 24 1 2 1 0 0
1895 BOS N 49 157 23 37 0 18 .236 .298 .280 3 2 14 28 0 1 0 0 0
1896 BOS N 51 147 27 28 1 24 .190 .256 .272 3 3 12 18 1 9 2 0 0
1897 BOS N 46 147 20 39 3 28 .265 .316 .361 5 0 7 0 4 2 4 0 0
1898 BOS N 51 158 26 38 2 23 .241 .268 .335 3 3 4 0 2 3 0 0 0
1899 BOS N 42 136 13 26 1 12 .191 .225 .235 3 0 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
1900 BOS N 29 90 14 18 1 7 .200 .258 .233 0 0 7 0 0 2 1 0 0
1901 BOS N 55 163 16 46 4 28 .282 .316 .491 8 7 8 0 0 4 0 0 0
1904 STL N 36 109 7 17 0 5 .156 .214 .202 1 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
1905 STL N 8 22 0 5 0 0 .227 .227 .227 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 PHI N 17 53 3 10 0 2 .189 .218 .208 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 TOT N 25 75 3 15 0 2 .200 .221 .213 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906 PHI N 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 650 2086 273 471 16 278 .226 .277 .300 58 24 137 211 12 25 19 0 0

Transactions

  • Sold by Omaha (Western) to Boston Beaneaters for $3000 (September 29, 1889).
  • Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia Phillies from St. Louis Cardinals (July 16, 1905).

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