Tex Hughson

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1916 – 1993

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Who was Tex Hughson?

Cecil Carlton Hughson, was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played his entire career in the American League with the Boston Red Sox. He batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Kyle, Texas, Hughson played collegiately at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a successful and competitive major league pitcher who was not averse to throwing close to batters, changing speeds by mixing a hard fastball with an overhand curveball. At the height of his career, arm and shoulder injuries threatened permanent disability and hastened his retirement.

Hughson enjoyed his best season in 1942, posting a 22–6 record with a 2.59 ERA, and also leading the league in victories, strikeouts, complete games, innings pitched and batters faced. In 1943, he won 12 games with 114 strikeouts and a 2.64 ERA, and again led the league in complete games. He also had his best year batting, posting career highs in hits, runs, doubles, walks, batting average and RBI's. He led the league in winning percentage and WHIP, and also had a career-best ERA of 2.26.

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Born
Feb 9, 1916
Buda
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
Lived in
  • Texas
  • Buda
Died
Aug 6, 1993
San Marcos

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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