Otho Nitcholas

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Otho NItcholas
Born: (1908-09-13)September 13, 1908
McKinney, Texas
Died: September 11, 1986(1986-09-11) (aged 77)
McKinney, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1945, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 3, 1945, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Record 1-0
ERA 5.30
Strikeouts 4

Otho James Nitcholas (September 13, 1908 – September 11, 1986) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in seven games, all in relief, for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945. The 36-year-old rookie right-hander stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed 190 lbs.

Nitcholas is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 18, 1945 against the Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field. His lone major league win came eighteen days later in a 10–7 victory over the Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park.

Season and career totals for 7 games include a 1–0 record, 3 games finished, and an ERA of 5.30 in 18.1 innings pitched. He walked one batter. He did give up four home runs during that span.

He was a manager in the minor leagues from 1950–1952.

On January 1, 1957 Nitcholas was appointed the first Chief of Police in Plano, Texas.

He died in his hometown of McKinney, Texas in 1986.

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