Hudson made an immediate impact when the Phillies brought him up from Triple-A in
June 1983. Inserted into the starting rotation, he posted an 8-8 record in 26 starts.
He took a no-hitter into the ninth inning on July 20 against Houston before Craig
Reynolds broke it up with a one-out bloop single. Hudson helped the Phillies reach
the World Series by defeating the Dodgers in Game Three of the LCS. But he lost two
games during the Series to the Orioles, never lasting through the fifth inning and
tying a five-game Series record by allowing four home runs. He never reached .500
again with the Phillies and was traded to New York in 1987, where he won his first
six decisions. A month-long slump led to a brief demotion to Columbus, but he recovered
to finish 11-7 in 16 starts and 19 relief appearances. After a 6-6 1988 season, the
Yankees traded him to Detroit.
»October 9, 1992: Rookie Tim Wakefield hurls Pittsburgh to a 3–2 victory over the Braves, giving the Pirates their 1st win in the NLCS. He is the 1st rookie to start an National League playoff game since Philadelphia's Charles Hudson in 1983. Ron Gant homers for the Braves, but Andy Van Slyke's sac fly in the 7th provides the margin of victory.