Kid Nichols

Position
Pitcher
Years
1890-1906
Hall Rating
231
Hall of Fame (1949 via Old Timers)
Inductee
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Kid Nichols Photo
Peak
63%
Longevity
37%

For some reason, Kid Nichols’ name doesn’t roll off the tongue when people discuss the greatest pitchers of all time. But why not? He excels through both sabermetric and traditional lenses. He earned 116.4 WAR—fourth among Hall of Fame pitchers and fourteenth overall—and 73.2 WAA. He also won 361 games (with a .634 winning percentage) and posted an ERA+ of 140. He’s the only pitcher to win thirty games seven times.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
116.4 73.2 111.9 74.8
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-159 0 0 -1 154 668
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1890 BSN (ATL) 9.9 13.2
1891 BSN (ATL) 5.7 9.4
1892 BSN (ATL) 5.1 9.1
1893 BSN (ATL) 7.8 11.4
1894 BSN (ATL) 4.9 8.4
1895 BSN (ATL) 6.3 9.7
1896 BSN (ATL) 3.5 6.8
1897 BSN (ATL) 8.0 11.2
1898 BSN (ATL) 7.8 11.1
1899 BSN (ATL) 3.9 6.8
1900 BSN (ATL) 2.5 4.6
1901 BSN (ATL) 4.3 6.9
1904 STL 4.9 7.5
1905 2 teams -0.3 1.3
1905 STL -1.8 -1.3
1905 PHI 1.5 2.6
1906 PHI -1.1 -1.0
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
Inducted to Hall of Fame in 1949 via Old Timers
1938
1.1%
1939
2.6%
1942
2.1%
1945
2.0%
1946
0.5% (Nominating Vote)
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