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Atlanta Braves History: Tricky Nichols plays one game for the Braves (1876)

Tricky Nichols

Tricky Nichols (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is too good not to write about but there is not too much to write about. Most importantly, I love his name.  Frederick C. “Tricky” Nichols (July 26, 1850 – August 22, 1897) was a pitcher for six seasons from 1875 to 1882. He played for six teams: New Haven Elm Citys in 1875, Boston Red Caps in 1876, St. Louis Brown Stockings in 1877, Providence Grays in 1878, Worcester Ruby Legs in 1880, and Baltimore Orioles in 1882.

As best I can tell, he only played for the Braves in 1876 but he only pitched one game for us. He pitched a complete game and won it.

His record was 28-73 for his career. Not overwhelming with a .277% W-L record.

He died in his hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut at the age of 47, and is interred at Lakeview Cemetery.

 

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  1. July 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This is a great example of why I really enjoy these blogs of yours on the Atlanta Braves team. Very cool!

  2. Michael Wilson
    July 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Lance, thanks so very much. He is a mere footnote but important enough to write about. I enjoy finding these stories.

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