Tom Hughes (pitcher, born 1884)

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Tom Hughes
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Pitcher
Born: (1884-01-28)January 28, 1884
Coal Creek, Colorado
Died: November 1, 1961(1961-11-01) (aged 77)
Los Angeles
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1906, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 1918, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 56–39
Earned run average 2.56
Strikeouts 476
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Thomas L. Hughes (January 28, 1884 – November 1, 1961) born in Coal Creek, Colorado, USA, was a right-handed pitcher for the New York Highlanders (1906–07 and 1909–10) and Boston Braves (1914–18). He was also the brother of former major league pitcher Ed Hughes.

He helped the Braves win the 1914 World Series.

He led the National League in Games (50), Saves (9) and Games Finished (22) in 1915 and Won-Loss percentage (.842) in 1916. On June 16 of that year, he no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 at Braves Field; he struck out future Hall-of-Famer Honus Wagner for the final out.[1]

His accomplishments are being the Braves franchise career leader in WHIP (1.022) and Hits Allowed/9IP (6.77).

In 9 seasons he had a 56–39 Win–loss record, 160 Games (87 Started), 55 Complete Games, 9 Shutouts, 59 Games Finished, 16 Saves, 863 Innings Pitched, 703 Hits Allowed, 309 Runs Allowed, 245 Earned Runs Allowed, 14 Home Runs Allowed, 235 Walks, 476 Strikeouts, 31 Hit Batsmen, 16 Wild Pitches, 3,340 Batters Faced, 2.56 ERA and a 1.087 WHIP.

He died in Los Angeles at the age of 77.

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Preceded by
Dave Davenport
No-hitter pitcher
June 16, 1916
Succeeded by
Rube Foster