Chet Nichols Jr.

Chet Nichols
Born: (1931-02-22)February 22, 1931
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Died: March 27, 1995(1995-03-27) (aged 64)
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 19, 1951, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1964, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 34–36
Earned run average 3.64
Strikeouts 266
Career highlights and awards

Chester Raymond Nichols Jr. (February 22, 1931 – March 27, 1995) was an American professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of nine seasons (1951, 1954–56, 1960–64) with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. He was the National League ERA champion as a rookie in 1951 with the Braves. He also finished runner-up to Willie Mays for the league's Rookie of the Year Award.

For his career, he compiled a 34–36 record in 189 appearances, with a 3.64 ERA and 266 strikeouts. His father, Chet (1897–1982), also pitched in the majors from 1926 to 1932.

He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and later died in Lincoln, Rhode Island at the age of 64.

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