Note: This page is major league pitcher Mickey Hughes. For a list of players with similar names click here.
Michael J. Hughes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut April 22, 1888
- Final Game August 28, 1890
- Born October 25, 1866 in New York, NY USA
- Died April 10, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ USA
Mickey Hughes pitched three years in the majors with a record of 39-28. He went 25-13 as a rookie for the 1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms which went 88-52, and he was 9-8 for the 1889 Bridegrooms who won the American Association pennant with 93 wins. He was on the 1890 Brooklyn team for part of the season; it also won the pennant but Hughes spent part of the season with the 1890 Athletics who released him in September.
Only 5' 6", he is one of the shortest men to pitch in the majors.
The book Baseball in 1889 states that Hughes never recovered from a sore arm he developed early in 1889.
His brother Jay, seven years younger, came up in 1898 and also pitched for Brooklyn, in 1899 and 1901-02. Since both were stars on the same team (although not at the same time) and both had short major league careers, they remind one perhaps a bit of Dizzy Dean and Paul Dean.
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1888)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1888)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1888)