Charles Augustus Nichols
Born: September 14, 1869, Madison, Wisconsin
Died: April 11, 1953, Kansas City, Missouri
Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1905), Philadelphia Phillies (1905-1906)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1949
This Day in Baseball History
On June 19, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court rules against former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, who had sued Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The ruling upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption, which was originally granted in 1922.