Tom Hughes (pitcher, born 1884)
January 28, 1884|
Coal Creek, Colorado
|Died: November 1, 1961
|September 8, 1906, for the New York Highlanders|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 17, 1918, for the Boston Braves|
|Earned run average||2.56|
|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.
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.
June 16, 1916
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