Tom Hughes (hugheto02)

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Thomas L. Hughes
(Salida Tom)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Hughes pitched a perfect nine innings in a game for the New York Highlanders in 1910, but lost in extra innings. Later, in 1916, he pitched a no-hitter for the Boston Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates in which the last batter was Honus Wagner.

Hughes also played briefly for the "Miracle Braves" in 1914. In 1915 he led the National League in saves for the Braves (also winning 16 games) and in 1916 he went 16-3 and was second in the league in saves.

He pitched for the Rochester Hustlers of the International League in 1912, going 17-10.

There are several major leaguers who have had the name "Tom Hughes", so this one is often known as "Salida Tom Hughes" to distinguish him.

His brother Ed Hughes came up first in 1902 as a catcher and 1905 as a pitcher.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Winning Percentage Leader (1916)
  • NL Saves Leader (1915)
  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1915)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1915 & 1916)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1915)
  • Won a World Series with the Boston Braves in 1914 (He did not play in the World Series)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Greg Erion: "Tom Hughes", in Bill Nowlin, ed.: The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 89-94. ISBN 978-1-933599-69-4

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