Rodney Lea Nichols
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: December 29, 1964 in Burlington, IA
School: University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 1985.
Debut: July 30, 1988 (Age 23.214, 13,113th in MLB history)
vs. MIN 7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 3 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/Dodgers 1988-1995
Last Game: August 29, 1995 (Age 30.243)
vs. HOU 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
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