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From BR Bullpen
Francis Joseph Hughes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb
- School Cerritos College
 Biographical Information
Butch Hughes played four years in the minors. He was the head coach at Merced Junior College from 1972 to 1981. He managed the GCL Cubs in 1993, the Reno Chukars in 1996-1998 and the Yakima Bears in 2000.
He has been a minor league pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (1979-1980), Philadelphia Phillies (1982), San Francisco Giants (1983), Oakland A's (1985-1987), Chicago Cubs (1994), and Montreal Expos (1995). He was the pitching coach for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2004, and since 2006, he has been the pitching coach of the Modesto Nuts.
Hughes also managed in Italy in 1984 and 1991.
 Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1993||GCL Cubs||Gulf Coast League||19-40||15th||Chicago Cubs|
|1996||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||48-42||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|1997||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||55-35||2nd||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|1998||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||45-45||4th||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2000||Yakima Bears||Northwest League||41-35||1st (t)||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|