Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson
Birthdate 12/11/1914
Death Date 3/8/1996
Debut Year 1936
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Phillies
Position Right Field

In 1944 Bill Nicholson led the NL in runs, HR, RBI, total bases & became the 4th in MLB history to receive an intentional walk with the bases loaded.

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Bill Nicholson was one of the National League’s most dangerous hitters during the 1940s

Bill Nicholson was one of the National League’s most dangerous hitters during the 1940s

From 1940-1944 Bill Nicholson was one of the most respected hitters in the game. During that run he averaged 28 doubles, 27 homers, and 105 RBI per season. The five-year span included a .508 slugging percentage and a 153 OPS+. Nicholson wasn’t just respected, he was also feared. Undeniable pro
Government postcards help determine when and where the signature originated

Government postcards help determine when and where the signature originated

Shown here is the reverse of the government postcard signed by Nicholson. Such pieces are highly sought after because they help authenticate the autograph and give context to when and where it was signed. Notice the postmark from Boston on July 12, 1941, just four days after Nicholson’s second str
Bill Nicholson led the National League in homers and RBI in consecutive seasons

Bill Nicholson led the National League in homers and RBI in consecutive seasons

Baseball fans in the know recognize Bill Nicholson as one of baseball’s best from the 1940s. He became a full-time player the first year of the decade and made the All Star team in both ’40 and ’41. Nicholson also received votes in MVP balloting in each of the decade’s first five years. His
A statue of Bill Nicholson was erected in Chestertown, Maryland in 1992

A statue of Bill Nicholson was erected in Chestertown, Maryland in 1992

Bill Nicholson was born on his family’s farm Chestertown, Maryland on December 11, 1914. A three-sport athlete at Chestertown High School, he attended Washington College in Chestertown. Nicholson led Washington’s football team to the only undefeated season in school history. In 1935 and

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