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Al Nichols

Al Nichols
Third baseman
Born: (1852-02-14)February 14, 1852
Worcester, England
Died: June 18, 1936(1936-06-18) (aged 84)
Richmond Hill, New York
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 24, 1875 for the Brooklyn Atlantics
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1877 for the Louisville Grays
Career statistics
Batting average .171
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 18
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Alfred Henry Nichols (born as Alfred Henry Williams; February 14, 1852 – June 18, 1936) was an English Major League Baseball player for three seasons. Born in Worcester, England, he played for three different teams, and mainly played as a third baseman. After his third season, in 1877 as a member of the Louisville Grays, he was suspended from baseball for the reminder of his life for his part in throwing games for money. He is also the first person born in England to play Major League Baseball.


Nichols got his start at third base for the

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It was for the Louisville Grays in

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After his banishment, he spent most of his life in the Brooklyn, New York area, got married and raised a family. He worked at various jobs, including as a shipping clerk and inspector, and was very remorseful about his role in the scandal, making many unsuccessful attempts to earn reinstatement.[4] He died in Richmond Hill, New York, at the age of 84. He was cremated and interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Al Nichols' statistics". Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ "The Fix Is in: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals By Daniel E. Ginsburg, pgs. 44–47". Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  3. ^ "1877 Chronology". Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Peter Morris, Baseball Historian". Retrieved 2007-12-25. 

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