Chet Nichols Stats

Chet Nichols was born on Sunday, February 22, 1931, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Nichols was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1951, with the Boston Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Chet Nichols baseball stats page.

"Chet Nichols LH - The freshman pitching sensation of '51 began throwing at age 3 and last season topped NL twirlers with a 2.88 ERA. He won 11 games and is expected to cop 8 or 9 additional this year." - Who's Who in Baseball (1952)
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#307 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1963top01' title='1963 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Chet Nichols Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#307 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Chester Raymond Nichols, Jr.
Nickname:
Chet
Born On:
02-22-1931  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-27-1995 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Cemetery:
Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
High School:
East High School (Pawtucket, RI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-19-1951 (Age 20)
Last Game:
04-24-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1951 20 Braves 33 19 6 11 8 .579 2.88 12 3 2 156.0 663 142 50 61 4 69 - 71 8 1 0 -
1954 23 Braves 35 20 5 9 11 .450 4.41 5 1 1 122.1 545 132 60 68 5 65 0 55 1 4 0 -
1955 24 Braves 34 21 5 9 8 .529 4.00 6 0 1 144.0 625 139 64 79 20 67 6 44 3 1 2 -
1956 25 Braves 2 0 0 0 1 .000 6.75 0 0 0 4.0 20 9 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 -
1960 29 Red Sox 6 1 3 0 2 .000 4.26 0 0 0 12.2 55 12 6 6 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 -
1961 30 Red Sox 26 2 12 3 2 .600 2.09 0 0 3 51.2 215 40 12 12 3 26 1 20 1 0 0 -
1962 31 Red Sox 29 1 13 1 1 .500 3.00 0 0 3 57.0 250 61 19 25 3 22 1 33 2 0 0 -
1963 32 Red Sox 21 7 6 1 3 .250 4.78 0 0 0 52.2 236 61 28 30 8 24 0 27 4 0 0 -
1964 33 Reds 3 0 3 0 0 .000 6.00 0 0 0 3.0 13 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
9 Years 189 71 53 34 36 .486 3.64 23 4 10 603.1 2,622 600 244 286 45 280 9 266 19 6 2 -
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1951 20 Braves 33 51 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 18 4 - 0 0 .137 .137 .137
1954 23 Braves 35 35 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 12 4 0 0 0 .086 .086 .086
1955 24 Braves 34 52 2 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 .154 .154 .173
1956 25 Braves 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1960 29 Red Sox 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1961 30 Red Sox 26 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
1962 31 Red Sox 29 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000
1963 32 Red Sox 21 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231
1964 33 Reds 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 189 173 8 22 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 50 12 0 0 0 .127 .142 .133
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1951 Braves P 33 19 468 42 1.3 42 6 36 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1954 Braves P 35 20 367 30 0.9 30 3 27 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.21
1955 Braves P 34 21 432 43 1.3 41 6 35 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.56
1956 Braves P 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1960 Red Sox P 6 1 38 4 0.7 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1961 Red Sox P 26 2 155 26 1.0 26 3 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.53
1962 Red Sox P 29 1 171 19 0.7 19 4 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1963 Red Sox P 21 7 158 11 0.5 10 2 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.71
1964 Reds P 3 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 189 71 1,810 177 0.9 174 24 150 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.60
9 Years 189 71 1,810 177 0.9 174 24 150 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.60
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1951 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 51.0 1.03 4.10 3.98
1954 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 17.5 0.85 4.05 4.78
1955 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 52.0 0.66 2.75 4.19
1956 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 4.50 6.75
1960 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.75 7.82 2.84
1961 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.77 3.48 4.53
1962 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.50 5.21 3.47
1963 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 13.0 1.13 4.61 4.10
1964 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 34.6 0.95 3.97 4.18
Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Boston Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1954 Milwaukee Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1955 Milwaukee Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1956 Milwaukee Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1960 Boston Red Sox 31 Undetermined - -
1961 Boston Red Sox 31 Undetermined - -
1962 Boston Red Sox 31 Undetermined - -
1963 Boston Red Sox 31 Undetermined - -
1964 Cincinnati Reds 34 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Chet Nichols served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War? Following his Major League career Nichols fought during the War, served as a Minor League pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles and spent twenty-five years of his life in the banking business — the poem below should now make perfect sense:

Chet Nichols
by Thomas Michael McDade

Could have been the jingle
of his name that led him
to the banking game.

But then again, he was
"Chet Thrift" with runs
back in fifty-one

When his ERA was lowest
in the Senior Circuit -
his winning mark
just a tad higher
than prime!

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Last-Modified: March 20, 2018 1:25 PM EST

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