Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hugh Nicol

Hugh Nicol, the right fielder, is a native of Scotland, but came to the United States when 2 years old. He is now 27. When 17 he learned the trade of marble-cutting, and devoted leisure to the diamond field. In 1879 he joined the Rockford, Ill., Club, where he made such a good record that he was engaged by the Topeka Club the following year. In 1881 Chicago engaged him, and he played with the club for two years, when, not being able to agree with Spaulding as to salary, he came to St. Louis. He has a wonderful eye for the ball, and, being a magnificent runner, can cover the ground in grand style. During the six years he has been playing he has helped win four championship flags.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 8, 1885

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