My actual 1955 Bowman card of Jim Hughes:
Date of Birth:
March 21, 1923
First Year in Organized Baseball:
1946 with the Madisonville (KY) Miners, a Class D team in the Chicago White Sox organization.
Link to a Really Old Baseball Guy:
Jim Hughes was teammates with Jo-Jo White on the 1950 Hollywood Stars (AAA affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers). White began his playing career in 1928.
Link to a Much Younger Guy:
Hughes played with Harmon Killebrew on the 1958 Indianapolis Indians (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox). Killebrew retired after the 1975 season.
- Served in the Marines during World War II
- Became a firefighter in Chicago after his baseball career.
- Died August 12, 2001.
The first baseball Jim Hughes I knew was a Twins pitcher in the mid-1970s, so when I found out about this Jim Hughes I thought maybe that Twins pitcher had been throwing since the '50s and it was the same guy.ReplyDelete
A bit embarrassing for a Dodgers fan to admit that.
Looking at his baseball reference page, that would've made him at least 35 when he decided to become a firefighter. You'll not find many modern guys that would take up that job, at that age.ReplyDelete