Billy Nash

Third Base
  • Series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Beaneaters
  • League: National League

William Mitchell Nash (1865-1929) played for 15 years as a third baseman, primarily in Boston. He managed the Phillies in ’96. He achieved a lifetime BA of .275 with a high of .295 for the ’87 Beaneaters. As manager, Nash scouted and recruited Nap Lajoie to Philadelphia.

  • Bill James ranked Nash #49 all-time third basemen
  • Sporting Life touted his $7,500 total compensation in ’91 as money well-spent

Auction History

Kid Nichols

Pitcher
  • Series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Omaha
  • Team: Omahogs
  • League: Western Association
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Charles Augustus Nichols (1869-1953). A right-handed, switch-hitting pitcher, Nichols played 15 major league seasons for 3 different clubs. Nichols had 11 seasons with 20 Wins or more, 10 consecutively, 7 of which exceeded 30. He quit MLB for 2 years to own & pitch for a minor league team, with whom he won another 48 games.

  • Youngest to 300 Wins (30 years)
  • 5x NL pennant winner
  • His 361 Wins ranks 7th all-time
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1949

Auction History