Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today Would Have Been Tex Hughson's 100th Birthday

Those of us who are "Baby Boomer" fans of the Red Sox are painfully unfamiliar with some of the great players that came before our time. One such player is starting pitcher Tex Hughson. The tall (6'3") righty pitched for The Carmine Hose between 1941 and 1949—and appeared three times in the 1946 World Series. Hughson put up fantastic numbers—going 96-54 with a 2.94 ERA in his eight Boston seasons. He won a league-leading 22 games in 1942 and then 20 in the pennant-winning year of 1946. In 1944, he lead the AL in WHIP (1.048). He finished in the Top 15 of MVP voting three times and was a three-time All-Star as well. He passed away in 1993, and if he had lived, would have turned 100 today. We wish we could have had a chance to see him pitch.