Charles "Kid" Nichols of Madison holds some baseball records that very likely will never be broken. Nichols won 30 or more games for seven consecutive seasons. His best record was 35-16 for Boston in 1892. He was 31-11 in 1897 and 32-12 in 1898.
For 10 consecutive seasons, Nichols won 20 or more games. He was said to "have a fast ball that could saw the bat off in your hands." Nichols also had pinpoint control and a smooth, balanced delivery. He attributed his endurance to those qualities.
In 1904, Nichols left Boston to pitch and manage for St. Louis of the National League. He ended his career a season later with Philadelphia.