Jennings, Hugh

Hugh Ambrose Jennings
Born: April 2, 1869, Pittston, Pennsylvania
Died: February 1, 1928, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Played For: 
Louisville Colonels (1891-1893), Baltimore Orioles (1893-1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1900, 1903), Philadelphia Phillies (1901-1902), Detroit Tigers (1907, 1909, 1912, 1918)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945

Hughie Jennings starred as a standout shortstop before making a successful transition to manager. Jennings captained Baltimore to four straight appearances (1894 -97) in the 19th-century Temple Cup World Championship Series. He led league shortstops in fielding average three times and batted .314 over a 17-year big league career. He managed 16 seasons in the Majors, and in his first three years (1907-09), Detroit captured successive American League pennants. His distinctive "ee-yah!" yell of encouragement from the coaching box became his trademark.

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Did You Know: 
that Hughie Jennings attended law school at Cornell University and later practiced law with his brother in Scranton, Pa.?
Jennings, in his prime, was the greatest shortstop in baseball.
Joe Vila, NY Sun