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Chet Nichols

Chester Raymond Nichols Jr.

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 22, 1931 in Pawtucket, RI
High School: East HS (Pawtucket, RI)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1951 (Age 20.056)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/RedSox/Reds 1951-1964

Final Game: April 24, 1964 (Age 33.062)
Died: March 27, 1995 in Lincoln, RI
Buried: Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, RI
Relatives: Son of Chet Nichols
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1951 20 BSN NL 11 8 .579 2.88 33 19 6 12 3 2 156.0 142 61 50 4 69 71 1 0 8 663 128 3.25 1.353 8.2 0.2 4.0 4.1 1.03 RoY-2
1954 23 MLN NL 9 11 .450 4.41 35 20 5 5 1 1 122.1 132 68 60 5 65 55 4 0 1 545 85 3.72 1.610 9.7 0.4 4.8 4.0 0.85
1955 24 MLN NL 9 8 .529 4.00 34 21 5 6 0 1 144.0 139 79 64 20 67 6 44 1 2 3 625 94 4.98 1.431 8.7 1.3 4.2 2.8 0.66
1956 25 MLN NL 0 1 .000 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 20 57 6.87 3.000 20.3 2.3 6.8 4.5 0.67
1960 29 BOS AL 0 2 .000 4.26 6 1 3 0 0 0 12.2 12 6 6 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 55 97 1.74 1.263 8.5 0.0 2.8 7.8 2.75
1961 30 BOS AL 3 2 .600 2.09 26 2 12 0 0 3 51.2 40 12 12 3 26 1 20 0 0 1 215 200 4.06 1.277 7.0 0.5 4.5 3.5 0.77
1962 31 BOS AL 1 1 .500 3.00 29 1 13 0 0 3 57.0 61 25 19 3 22 1 33 0 0 2 250 139 3.30 1.456 9.6 0.5 3.5 5.2 1.50
1963 32 BOS AL 1 3 .250 4.78 21 7 6 0 0 0 52.2 61 30 28 8 24 0 27 0 0 4 236 80 4.80 1.614 10.4 1.4 4.1 4.6 1.13
1964 33 CIN NL 0 0 6.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 69 4.94 1.333 12.0 3.0 0.0 9.0
9 Yrs 34 36 .486 3.64 189 71 53 23 4 10 603.1 600 286 244 45 280 9 266 6 2 19 2622 105 3.97 1.459 9.0 0.7 4.2 4.0 0.95
162 Game Avg. 9 9 .486 3.64 49 19 14 6 1 3 158 157 75 64 12 73 70 2 1 5 686 105 3.97 1.459 9.0 0.7 4.2 4.0 0.95
MLN (4 yrs) 29 28 .509 3.74 104 60 16 23 4 4 426.1 422 211 177 30 204 7 172 6 2 12 1853 100 4.00 1.468 8.9 0.6 4.3 3.6 0.84
BOS (4 yrs) 5 8 .385 3.36 82 11 34 0 0 6 174.0 174 73 65 14 76 2 91 0 0 7 756 121 3.87 1.437 9.0 0.7 3.9 4.7 1.20
CIN (1 yr) 0 0 6.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 69 4.94 1.333 12.0 3.0 0.0 9.0
NL (5 yrs) 29 28 .509 3.75 107 60 19 23 4 4 429.1 426 213 179 31 204 7 175 6 2 12 1866 100 4.01 1.467 8.9 0.6 4.3 3.7 0.86
AL (4 yrs) 5 8 .385 3.36 82 11 34 0 0 6 174.0 174 73 65 14 76 2 91 0 0 7 756 121 3.87 1.437 9.0 0.7 3.9 4.7 1.20
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1951 20 BSN NL 156.0 33 19 61 3.52 4.33 -0.22 0.00 92.4 4.20 12 1.3 1.8 -0.0 2.9 28 .539 .508 RoY-2
1954 23 MLN NL 122.1 35 20 68 5.00 4.48 0.10 0.00 94.4 4.13 -11 -1.1 2.0 -0.2 -0.0 1 .468 .493
1955 24 MLN NL 144.0 34 21 79 4.94 4.40 0.18 0.00 93.4 3.95 -13 -1.3 2.2 -0.2 0.0 -1 .461 .492
1956 25 MLN NL 4.0 2 0 3 6.75 4.59 0.41 0.00 105.5 4.41 -1 -0.1 .7 0.0 -0.1 -1 .450 .499
1960 29 BOS AL 12.2 6 1 6 4.26 4.63 -0.30 -0.13 97.6 4.68 1 0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .513 .500
1961 30 BOS AL 51.2 26 2 12 2.09 4.54 0.08 -0.14 102.9 4.44 14 1.5 1.6 0.3 2.2 18 .557 .509
1962 31 BOS AL 57.0 29 1 25 3.95 4.50 0.26 -0.16 104.1 4.25 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.7 7 .510 .502
1963 32 BOS AL 52.2 21 7 30 5.13 4.01 0.17 -0.03 101.0 3.86 -7 -0.7 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .465 .495
1964 33 CIN NL 3.0 3 0 2 6.00 3.71 0.13 -0.16 103.4 3.54 -1 -0.1 .0 0.0 -0.0 -1 .469 .499
9 Seasons 603.1 189 71 286 4.27 4.39 0.05 -0.03 96.0 4.13 -4 -0.3 1.4 -0.2 5.5 50 .499 .500
MLN (4 yrs) 426.1 104 60 211 4.45 4.40 0.01 0.00 93.4 4.10 -13 -1.3 1.9 -0.4 2.8 28 .488 .498
BOS (4 yrs) 174.0 82 11 73 3.78 4.37 0.14 -0.11 102.3 4.22 10 1.1 1.2 0.2 2.7 23 .513 .502
CIN (1 yr) 3.0 3 0 2 6.00 3.71 0.13 -0.16 103.4 3.54 -1 -0.1 .0 0.0 -0.0 -1 .469 .499

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1951 20 BSN NL 33 55 51 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 .137 .137 .137 .275 -24 7 0 0 4 1 RoY-2
1954 23 MLN NL 35 39 35 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 .086 .086 .086 .171 -54 3 0 0 4 0 1
1955 24 MLN NL 34 53 52 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .154 .154 .173 .327 -12 9 0 0 1 0 0 1
1956 25 MLN NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1960 29 BOS AL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1961 30 BOS AL 26 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .200 .111 .311 -14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 31 BOS AL 29 13 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .182 .000 .182 -46 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
1963 32 BOS AL 21 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .231 .231 .462 29 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 33 CIN NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 189 188 173 8 22 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 50 .127 .142 .133 .275 -25 23 0 0 12 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 161 148 7 19 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 43 .127 .142 .133 .275 -25 20 0 0 10
MLN (4 yrs) 104 148 139 5 18 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 42 .129 .129 .137 .266 -27 19 0 0 9 0 0
BOS (4 yrs) 82 40 34 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .118 .189 .118 .307 -15 4 0 0 3 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 107 148 139 5 18 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 42 .129 .129 .137 .266 -27 19 0 0 9 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 82 40 34 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .118 .189 .118 .307 -15 4 0 0 3 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1951 20 BSN NL 33 55 -9 -0 1 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1 RoY-2
1954 23 MLN NL 35 39 -9 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1955 24 MLN NL 34 53 -6 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1 1
1956 25 MLN NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1960 29 BOS AL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1961 30 BOS AL 26 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1962 31 BOS AL 29 13 -1 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1963 32 BOS AL 21 14 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1964 33 CIN NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 189 188 -28 -0 1 0 20 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .496 .499 -0.8 -0.1 -7
MLN (4 yrs) 104 148 -24 -0 1 0 15 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .492 .498 -0.8 -0.1 -8
BOS (4 yrs) 82 40 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1
CIN (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1951 BSN NL 20 P 33 19 12 156.0 42 6 36 0 2 1.000 2.42 1.27 .962 2.14 2.14 3 5 63% 43% 3 RoY-2
1954 MLN NL 23 P 35 20 5 122.1 30 3 27 0 3 1.000 2.21 0.86 .960 2.07 2.06 4 2 33% 45% 3
1955 MLN NL 24 P 34 21 6 144.0 43 6 35 2 3 .953 2.56 1.21 .950 2.04 2.02 4 3 43% 44% 2
1956 MLN NL 25 P 2 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .965 2.02 2.05 0 0 0
1960 BOS AL 29 P 6 1 0 12.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.67 .968 1.99 1.95 0 0 0
1961 BOS AL 30 P 26 2 0 51.2 26 3 23 0 1 1.000 4.53 1.00 .954 2.06 2.02 2 3 60% 36% 0
1962 BOS AL 31 P 29 1 0 57.0 19 4 15 0 2 1.000 3.00 0.66 .958 2.08 2.07 3 1 25% 36% 0
1963 BOS AL 32 P 21 7 0 52.2 11 2 8 1 1 .909 1.71 0.48 .955 2.00 2.00 2 3 60% 33% 0
1964 CIN NL 33 P 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.13 1 0 0% 40% 0
9 Seasons P 189 71 23 603.1 177 24 150 3 12 .983 2.60 0.92 .957 2.07 2.05 19 17 47% 40% 8
9 Seasons TOT 189 71 23 603.1 177 24 150 3 12 .983 2.60 0.92 .957 2.07 2.05 19 17 47% 40% 8
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1951 NL  2.88 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  0.231 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  8 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1951 NL  128 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1951 NL  3.25 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1951 NL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1951 NL  born 1931-02-22 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (478), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 5 (1925), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1612), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1591), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (574th), 4.7 career WAR/5.4 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Chester Raymond Chet chett Jr. Nichols

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