Hugh Campbell (baseball)

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Hugh Campbell
Pitcher
Born: 1846
Ireland
Died: (1881-03-01)March 1, 1881
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
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record2-16
Innings pitched165
ERA2.84
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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