Duffy, Hugh

Hugh Duffy
Born: November 26, 1866, Cranston, Rhode Island
Died: October 19, 1954, Boston, Massachusetts
Played For: 
Chicago White Stockings (1888-1889), Chicago Pirates (1890), Boston Reds (1891), Boston Beaneaters (1892-1900), Milwaukee Brewers (1901), Philadelphia Phillies (1904-1906)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945

A brilliant defensive outfielder for the Boston Beaneaters, Hugh Duffy also hit the ball with authority, showing remarkable power for his diminutive stature. He assembled a string of 10 straight .300 or higher seasons, and in 1894, he batted .438 while leading the National League in doubles (50) and home runs (18). Duffy's stellar all-around play helped Boston to four pennants during his nine-year tenure with the club.

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Did You Know: 
that on June 18, 1894, Hugh Duffy reached base safely three times in one inning, a record that has yet to be bested?
Duffy was a really great center fielder and an outstanding right-handed hitter. He was a choke hitter, who would rap hits everywhere with good power.
Fred Clarke