Like Father Like Son
Before the 1958 season began, Nichols was released by the Braves and was out of baseball before signing a contract with the Minneapolis Millers, the Boston Red Sox’ Triple-A team in 1959. After the season, however, his contract was sold to Vancouver Mounties before being named the 1960 Pitcher of the Year in the Pacific Coast League at season's end. The Red Sox repurchased his contract and he appeared in six games before the end of the year. Nichols stuck with the Red Sox for the next three seasons, 1961 through 1963. He tried to hook on with the Cincinnati Reds in 1964 but was released in April after 3 outings and retired to a career in banking.