Nichols, Kid

Charles Augustus Nichols
Born: September 14, 1869, Madison, Wisconsin
Died: April 11, 1953, Kansas City, Missouri
Played For: 
Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1905), Philadelphia Phillies (1905-1906)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1949

Charles Kid Nichols ranks among the game's all-time winners, totaling 360 victories over a 15-year Major League career. As a 20-year-old rookie in 1890, he led the Boston Beaneaters with 27 victories. He went on to win 30 or more games a record seven times, compiling 10 straight years of 20 or more wins and leading the league in victories in three consecutive seasons (1896-98). Remarkably, he completed 532 of the 562 games he started. In his first nine seasons with Boston, he sparked the club to five league championships.

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Did You Know: 
that after retiring from big league baseball in 1906, Kid Nichols went on to become one of the finest pro bowlers in Kansas City, winning a Class A Championship?
In my day, the '90s, if you won only 20 games, the club owner would say 'You didn't do so good this year, we're going to cut your salary next season.'
-Kid Nichols