William Beck Nicholson

William Beck Nicholson (HM1EU)

Location: Chestertown, MD 21620 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.631', W 76° 3.92'

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"Swish"
Philadelphia A.L., 1936
Chicago N.L., 1939-1948
Philadelphia N.L., 1948-1953
Born Chestertown, Kent County, Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1914. Graduate of Washington College 1936. Feared and respected outfielder with fine arm who played the national game of baseball with great determination. Led National League in home runs, RBI 1943, 1944, runner-up for MVP 1944. 235 career home runs, had 8 career grand slams, tied a major league record for four home runs in a doubleheader and four home runs in four consecutive times at bat. The accolade "Swish" began at storied Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn and spread to every ball park. Legend has it that only Bill Nicholson and Babe Ruth have ever been walked intentionally with the bases loaded. Country boy who worked hard to become a major leaguer and star, ever helpful to rookies. Retired here in 1953.
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HM NumberHM1EU
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByThe Committee for Bill Nicholson Testimonial, Chestertown, Maryland
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:21am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 408023 N 4340678
Decimal Degrees39.21051667, -76.06533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.631', W 76° 3.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 37.86" N, 76° 3' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 N Cross St, Chestertown MD 21620, US
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