Kid Nichols

  • Card 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
  • Nichols’ uniform color on this card was changed in September, 2017, from red-striped to blue-striped to reflect recent reliable research by Craig Brown & friends at Threads of Our Game. Seven cards were previously released featuring a red-striped uniform.

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