Hugh Campbell (baseball)

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Hugh Campbell
Pitcher
Born: 1846
Ireland
Died: March 1, 1881(1881-03-01)
Newark, New Jersey
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 28, 1873 for the Elizabeth Resolutes
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 1873 for the Elizabeth Resolutes
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 2-16
Innings pitched 165
ERA 2.84
Teams
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Irvington of Irvington, NJ (1866–1869)
Elizabeth Resolutes (1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Elizabeth Resolutes (1873)

Hugh F. Campbell (1846 – March 1, 1881) was an Irish professional baseball player who pitched in just one season. He was a starting pitcher for the 1873 Elizabeth Resolutes of the National Association.[1] His younger brother, Mike Campbell, was the team's starting first baseman.[1]

He pitched much better than his 2-16 record would indicate. The Resolutes won 2, lost 21, and made 247 errors, an average of 10.7 per game, with Campbell himself making 21 of them.[2] As a result, he gave up 213 runs in 165 innings pitched, but only 52 of them were earned runs.[1] His ERA was 2.84, which was better than the league average, and was in fact sixth-best in the league.[3] His two victories came against the Brooklyn Atlantics and the Boston Red Stockings.[4]

Campbell died at the age of 34 in Newark, New Jersey of phthisis pulmonalis,[5] and is interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Hugh Campbell's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Elizabeth Resolutes team page". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Hugh Campbell's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Elizabeth Resolutes game log". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Too Young To Die". thedeadballera.com. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 

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