March 9, 1906|
|Died: July 21, 1987
|September 26, 1930 for the Detroit Tigers|
Last MLB appearance
|September 27, 1930 for the Detroit Tigers|
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 1926–1927. 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. 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/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.
He died in Plantation, Florida, at age 81.
- "Purdue University Baseball Players Who Played in the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Career statistics, from Baseball Reference
- The Northern League, 1933–1971