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