Hughie Wise

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Hughie Wise
Born: (1906-03-09)March 9, 1906
Campbellsville, Kentucky
Died: July 21, 1987(1987-07-21) (aged 81)
Plantation, Florida
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1930, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1930, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .333
At bats 6
Hits 2

Hugh Edward Wise (March 9, 1906 – July 21, 1987) was an American professional baseball catcher, manager and scout. A native of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Wise attended Purdue University, where he played college baseball for the Boilermakers from 1926 to 1927.[1] His son Casey Wise played Major League Baseball, and another son, Hugh Jr., played in the minor leagues.

Hugh Sr.'s major league career occurred over a two-day period, September 26–27, 1930, for the Detroit Tigers. He batted six times, with two hits, both singles. He handled 11 total chances in the field without an error.[2] Wise played for 13 seasons in the minor leagues (1930–1941; 1946), and managed in the mid-to-lower minor leagues during the late 1930s and 1940s, largely in the Class D KITTY League. He then turned to scouting for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. His duties at one time included scouting the Caribbean and Latin America and designing baseball fields.[3]

He died in Plantation, Florida, at age 81.


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