Jim Hughes (1950s pitcher)

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Jim Hughes
Jim Hughes 1954.jpg
Born: (1923-03-21)March 21, 1923
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: August 13, 2001(2001-08-13) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1952 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1957 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 15–13
Earned run average 3.83
Strikeouts 165
Career highlights and awards

James Robert Hughes (March 21, 1923 – August 13, 2001) was an American professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of six seasons (1952–1957) with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. For his career, he compiled a 15–13 record in 172 appearances, all but one as a relief pitcher, with an 3.83 earned run average and 165 strikeouts. Hughes was a member of four National League pennant-winning Dodgers teams (1952, 1953, 1955 & 1956), though he participated in only the 1953 World Series

Jim's older brother William P. Hughes, Jr., was stabbed to death during game five of the 1953 World Series (Yankees beat the Dodgers 11-7). He was watching the game on television at his home in Chicago and in a state of drunkenness got in a fight with his wife, Genevieve, who fatally stabbed him with a kitchen knife. Genevieve originally said that she was at the kitchen sink peeling potatoes with a knife when her husband came up behind her and kissed her. This startled her and she accidentally stabbed him. She later told police that they were having an argument.[1][2]

Hughes was born and later died in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 78.

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  1. ^ Miami News, October 5, 1953: 1  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ The Spokesman-Review, October 6, 1953: 1  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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