• BirthplaceWinnipeg, MB
  • BornSeptember 16, 1920
  • Inducted 2012

Bill Nicholson started working for C.N.R & playing with the Railroaders in 1938. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941-45 and played baseball & hockey when the ship came in for repairs. “Big Nick” (6’ 4”) pitched the Transcona Railroaders to Winnipeg Senior Baseball Champions in 1946, joined Reo Rods in 1947 & pitched Red Wreckers to Victoria Day crown at Osbourne Stadium before 5,000 fans. Nicholson led Reos to Red River Valley League title, he was referred to as Reos ace pitcher & the cream of the Canadian City’s baseball talent. Nicholson is also an excellent hockey and golf player.

Bill Nicholson Newspaper Article 1946

These articles are gathered from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection