Athletics as Philadelphia Athletics, Cubs, Phillies
Bill Nicholson played all but 11 of his 1677 major league ball games in the National League. He had a cup of coffee with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1936 where he went 0-12 in his only 12 American League plate appearances. He came back to the Major leagues in 1939 the first of 19 consecutive season with the Cubs. He languished in Philadephia for the Phillies for 5 years at the end of his career where he only saw limited action. His time with the Cubs was the pinnacle of his 16 season career. He made 4 all star teams from 1940 to 1944 and helped the Cubs to their last World Series appearance in 1945.His 245 doubles with the team puts him 16 on the all time list and his 205 homers makes him the 8th most prolific Cubs home-run hitter of all time.
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