Nelson Kelley Briles
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 200 lb.
- School Santa Clara University
- High School Chico High School
- Debut April 19, 1965
- Final Game September 13, 1978
- Born August 5, 1943 in Dorris, CA USA
- Died February 13, 2005 in Orlando, FL USA
Pitcher Nelson Briles was part of two World Series champions in his 14-year career. He won nine consecutive starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967 and got the victory in Game 3 of the 1967 World Series, over the Boston Red Sox. In the 1971 World Series, he pitched a two-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 to give the club a 4-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
After retiring, Briles was a broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners and held a front office position with the Pirates. He died at age 61 after suffering a heart attack at a Pirates alumni golf tournament.
- NL Winning Percentage Leader (1967)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1968 & 1969)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1968, 1969, 1973 & 1976)
- Won two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals (1967) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971)