Nye pitched for five seasons, mostly for the Chicago Cubs, in the majors from 1966-1970. After seeing action in three games in 1966, Nye enjoyed the best year of his career in 1967. He went 13-10 that year with a 3.20 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 205 innings of work. All of these numbers were career highs. His record fell to 7-12 the next year and he was relegated to the bullpen in 1969. Nye left the Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970. He split the season between the Cards and the Montreal Expos. This would be his last year in the big leagues.
Nye wrote more than any other person who has responded to the questionnaire. He seems to have led quite the interesting life since leaving the game. His woodworking is very cool, would highly recommend checking him out here.
Rich Nye – career stats