» May 19, 1898: Jake Beckley, Reds 1B, hits three consecutive triples off Kid Nichols in a 5–4 win over Boston.
» April 19, 1900: In the NL opener at Boston, 10,000 fans watch the Phils win 19-17 in 10 innings, the highest scoring season opener in history. Boston scored nine runs, including a major-league record three by pinch hitters, in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game at 17 apiece. At one point, Philadelphia led 16-4. The record of three pinch runners will be matched four times in the 20th century, all in the 9th inning. Buck Freeman and Lave Cross match homers. Al Orth goes all the way for the Phils, while Vic Willis starts for Boston with Kid Nichols in relief.
» July 7, 1900: Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory, beating Chicago 11–4. The win comes two months before his 31st birthday, making him the youngest to ever reach the magic figure.
» May 3, 1901: The Giants beat Boston, 2-1, as Christy Mathewson wins his 3rd straight, beating Kid Nichols, on a 3-hitter. Bobby Lowe, who has all of Boston's hits, scores the Beaneater's only run on a passed ball.
» June 1, 1901: At the Polo Grounds, the first-place Giants top Boston Somersets' Kid Nichols, 2-1, behind Christy Mathewson's 5-hitter. Matty fans 10 Boston batters, much to the delight of the overflow crowd. He strikes out Gene DeMontreville in the 6th and when the bat sails out of the DeMontreville's hands on the 3rd strike, Matty tosses it to 1B to complete the play.
» July 29, 1901: At the Polo Grounds, Boston's Kid Nichols and Christy Mathewson square off for a ten-inning shootout, with Boston prevailing, 5-4. Matty gives up 11 hits in bringing his record to 15-11.
» August 1, 1901: Kid Nichols, in relief, and Christy Mathewson face each other for the 2nd time in three days, with Matty winning this outing. Nichols relieves in the 7th with the score, 5-5, but New York scores four runs to take a 9-5 lead. Boston retaliates with three runs to put Matty on the ropes, but he escapes with a 9-8 win.
» August 13, 1901: Kid Nichols and Christy Mathewson face each other again and both throw shut out ball for nine innings. Boston finally scores three in the 10th to win, 3-0. Matty's record in the past month is 3-7. Nichols and Mathewson will go at each other tomorrow, in the 2nd game of two, with the match ending in an 11-inning 5-5 tie.
» August 19, 1901: Kid Nichols and Christy Mathewson square off the 3rd time in seven days, with Nichols winning easily, 11-6. New York makes four errors, but a tired Matty is pasted for 13 hits while striking out just one.
» September 11, 1903: The Cardinals Kid Nichols beats the Reds 4-2 in the first of two games. Encouraged, Nichols pitches the nitecap as well, but the Reds reach him for 14 hits to win 8-5. As manager, Nichols keeps himself in the game rather than waste another pitcher.
» December 20, 1903: After a two-year absence from the majors, pitcher Kid Nichols signs as player/ manager of the Cardinals. He will win 21 himself, but the team will finish 4th.
» May 7, 1904: In St, Louis, the first-place Giants provoke a protest in winning 2-1, with a pair in the 9th off starter Jack Taylor. John McGraw, pinch running after a single by Jack Warner, scores on a single by Roger Bresnahan. As McGraw rounded 3B, with 1B coach Gilbert following him, the entire Giant team collects along the 3B line yelling, St. Louis 1B Jake Beckley complains to the ump about it and, when one of the Giants dashes to home from the coach's box, Beckley fires to an uncovered home plate, thinking it is Bresnahan trying to score. Which he then does for the win. St. Louis manager Kid Nichols protests the game, claiming, correctly, that the players left the bench in violation of rule 56, section 17. The rule states: "if one or more members of the team at bat stand or collect around a base for which a base runner is trying, thereby confusing the fielding side and adding to the difficult of making such play, the base runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate or teammates." NL president Pulliam rejects the complaint and many fans and writers agree, saying the protest is unmanly, as noted by historian Benton Stark (The Year They Called off the World Series).
» August 11, 1904:
The Cardinals player-manager Kid Nichols strikes out 15 Brooklyn hitters in a 17-inning, 4–3, victory.
» May 5, 1949: Charlie Gehringer, star 2B of the Tigers between 1925-41, is picked for the Hall of Fame. Two days later, the Old-Timers committee will select Kid Nichols and Three-Finger Brown.