Ed Hug

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Ed Hug
Born: (1880-07-14)July 14, 1880
Fayetteville, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1953(1953-05-11) (aged 72)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 6, 1903, for the Brooklyn Superbas
Last MLB appearance
July 6, 1903, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Batting average .000
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
  • Brooklyn Superbas (1903)

Edward Ambrose Hug (July 14, 1880 in Fayetteville, Ohio – May 11, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played in one game for the Brooklyn Superbas in 1903. Hug's sole Major League appearance came in the second game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati on July 6. He was a local amateur catcher at the time and was called upon to relieve a fatigued Lew Ritter in the fifth inning. He walked in his only plate appearance. The game was called in the seventh inning, to allow the Brooklyn team to catch their train out of town.[1]

Hug shares the major league records for the shortest name and the shortest career.

He is buried at New St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati.


  1. ^ "BostonGlobe.com". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. July 7, 1903. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

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