|First baseman/Pinch hitter/Hitting Coach|
December 5, 1956|
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 4, 1983 for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1983 for the Oakland Athletics|
David Mark Hudgens (born December 5, 1956) is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and most recently was the hitting coach for the New York Mets. He played for the Oakland Athletics during the 1983 season.
Hudgens was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the January 1975 Draft and by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of the June 1977 Draft. He did not sign either time, and instead chose to attend Arizona State University. He appeared in two College World Series during his four years with the Sun Devils. In his career, he had a batting average of .313 with 16 home runs and 135 runs batted in. After graduating, Hudgens played in six minor league seasons with the Athletics and Indians and appeared in six games with Oakland in 1983.
After retiring from playing baseball, Hudgens managed four years in Oakland's minor league system from 1985-1988 for the Medford A's and Pocatello A's. He also managed in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League for Leones del Caracas with a record of 35-28 during the winter of 2009. He also served as hitting coach for the New York Mets from 2011 to 2014. He was fired on May 26 after the Mets' loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- "Mets fire hitting coach Hudgens after loss". Associated Press. ESPN.com. May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Mets.com Bio