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Thomas James Hughes (Long Tom)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.

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Pitcher "Long Tom" Hughes played thirteen seasons in the majors, winning 20 games in 1903 and playing in the first World Series that same year.

A Chicago native, Hughes began his minor league career in 1898 at age 19 and reached the majors with his hometown Chicago Orphans (later known as the Cubs) in 1900. After going 10-23 with the club in 1901, he jumped to the Baltimore Orioles of the new American League in 1902. His contract was sold to the Boston Americans (later the Red Sox) in July.

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With the Americans in 1903, Hughes went 20-7 with a 2.57 ERA as a member of a rotation that included Cy Young and Bill Dinneen. That October, he played in the first-ever World Series, starting Game Three and taking the loss in his only apperance. Following the season, he was traded to the New York Highlanders (later called the Yankees) for Jesse Tannehill.

Midway through the 1904 campaign, Hughes was dealt to the Washington Senators. He played with Washington through 1909 and returned to the minors with the Minneapolis Millers in 1910, when he won a team record 31 games. He was back with Washington from 1911 to 1913. He continued to play in the minors through 1926, when he was 47 years old.

Hughes called "Long Tom" to distinguish him from his contemporary "Salida Tom" Hughes. He died of pneumonia at age 77.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL Saves Leader (1907)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1903, 1905 & 1908)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1901, 1903-1908 & 1911)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1901)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1901)
  • Won a World Series with the Boston Americans in 1903

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