Roy Hughes (baseball)
January 11, 1911|
|Died: March 5, 1995
Asheville, North Carolina
|April 16, 1935, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||205|
Roy John "Sage" Hughes (January 11, 1911 – March 5, 1995) was an American professional baseball infielder, who played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Cubs.
Hughes started six games at shortstop for the Cubs during the 1945 World Series as a member of the most recent Chicago National League team to appear in the fall classic. He handled 31 total chances without an error, turned two double plays, and batted .294 with five hits, including a double, in 17 at bats. That season, Hughes had been the Cubs' utility infielder, with Lennie Merullo at shortstop, but Hughes got the nod as the team's midfielder in all but one game of the 1945 World Series, won in seven games by the Detroit Tigers.
His ninth-inning single in Game 7 was the last hit by a Cub in a World Series game until Chicago made the 2016 World Series.
Born in Cincinnati, Hughes stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, weighed 167 pounds (76 kg) and batted and threw right-handed. Including minor league service, his professional career lasted 18 seasons (1933–1947; 1949–1951). As a Major Leaguer, he divided his time between second base (345 games), third base (170) and shortstop (154). Altogether, he collected 705 hits in the Majors, including 105 doubles and 27 triples.
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