Tom Hughes (pitcher, born 1884)

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Tom Hughes
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Pitcher
Born:(1884-01-28)January 28, 1884
Coal Creek, Colorado
Died: November 1, 1961(1961-11-01) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1906, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 1918, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 56–39
Earned run average 2.56
Strikeouts 476
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Thomas L. Hughes (January 28, 1884 – November 1, 1961) was an American right-handed baseball pitcher for the New York Highlanders (1906–07 and 1909–10) and Boston Braves (1914–18). He was the brother of major league pitcher Ed Hughes.

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Career

Hughes attended high school in Salida, Colorado, and was nicknamed "Salida Tom". [1] He led the National League in games (50), saves (9) and games finished (22) in 1915; he led the National League in won-loss percentage (.842) in 1916.

On August 30, 1910, Hughes took a no-hitter into the 10th inning, before allowing a single to Cleveland's Harry Niles. [2] [3] On June 16, 1916, Hughes successfully completed a no-hitter, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Braves Field; he struck out future Hall-of-Famer Honus Wagner for the final out. [4]

Hughes' accomplishments include being the Braves franchise career leader in WHIP (1.022) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.77). He helped the Braves win the 1914 World Series. In nine seasons, Hughes had a 56–39 win–loss record, while appearing in 160 games and pitching 863 innings; he had a 2.56 ERA and 476 strikeouts.

Hughes died in Los Angeles at the age of 77.

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References

  1. MLB bio
  2. "Cleveland Naps 5, New York Highlanders 0 (2)". Retrosheet . August 30, 1910. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. "Yankees Break Even". New-York Tribune . August 31, 1910. p. 8. Retrieved November 17, 2018 via newspapers.com.
  4. Lynch, Mike (2015). "June 16, 1916: Salida Tom Hughes no-hits Pirates at Braves Field". SABR . Retrieved November 17, 2018.

Further reading

Preceded by
Dave Davenport
No-hitter pitcher
June 16, 1916
Succeeded by
Rube Foster