Sid Hudson

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Sid Hudson
Sid Hudson.jpg
Born: (1915-01-03)January 3, 1915
Coalfield, Tennessee
Died: October 10, 2008(2008-10-10) (aged 93)
Waco, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1940, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1954, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 104–152
Earned run average 4.28
Strikeouts 734
Career highlights and awards

Sidney Charles Hudson (January 3, 1915 – October 10, 2008) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators (1940–42, 1946–52) and Boston Red Sox (1952–54). He batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Coalfield, Tennessee.


In a 12-season career, Hudson posted a 104–152 record with 734 strikeouts and a 4.28 ERA in 2,181 innings pitched. Hudson's career was interrupted by three years (1943–45) of military service during World War II. A veteran of the United States Army Air Forces, he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and attained the rank of sergeant.[1]

Following his pitching career, he scouted for the Red Sox from 1955 through 1960, then joined the expansion edition of the Senators in 1961 as the team's first pitching coach. He spent three different terms (1961 through April 1965; 1968 through 1972; and mid-1975 through 1978) in that role for the franchise as the Senators, and after it moved in 1972, the Texas Rangers. In between those assignments, Hudson served the team as a minor league pitching instructor.

After leaving professional baseball, he was a pitching coach for Baylor University's varsity baseball team.

During his playing days, Sid pitched on Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium in front of 58,000 fans in one of Babe's last ever public appearances

At the time of his death, at 93 years of age, Hudson was one of the oldest living major league players. He died in Waco, Texas.


  • Twice American League All-Stars (1941–42)
  • As a rookie in 1940, won 17 games and pitched two one-hitters, and was runner-up rookie of the year
  • Was fourth in wins (17) and in shutouts (5), fifth in home runs allowed (20), and third in hits allowed (272), in the American League in 1940


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Preceded by
Franchise established
Rube Walker
Washington Senators pitching coach
Succeeded by
Rube Walker
Franchise transferred
Preceded by
Franchise transferred
Art Fowler
Texas Rangers pitching coach
Succeeded by
Chuck Estrada
Jackie Brown