Dick Hughes (baseball)
February 13, 1938 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 11, 1966 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1968 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||2.78|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richard Henry Hughes (born February 13, 1938, in Stephens, Arkansas) is a retired professional baseball player who played 3 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. In his rookie year, 1967, he led the National League in WHIP (walks+hits per IP), and finished second to Tom Seaver in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Tom Seaver.
Hughes played collegiate baseball for the University of Arkansas.
Contrary to some reports, it was Nelson Briles, not Hughes, who replaced Bob Gibson in the starting rotation for the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals when Gibson broke his leg courtesy of a Roberto Clemente line drive. In fact, Hughes replaced veteran left-hander Al Jackson in the Cardinals rotation in late May, pitching a 2-hit shutout against Atlanta in his first start of the season. He went on to win 16 games that year to lead the Redbirds.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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