Hughes gained fame in 1897 when he shut out the famous Baltimore Orioles on three
hits during a West Coast exhibition. Orioles Manager Ned Hanlon hired him and brought
him east, where he had four excellent seasons, including a league-leading 28-6 mark
with the 1899 Dodgers. Preferring to play in California, he joined the Pacific Coast
League in 1903 and pitched there until a back injury ended his career. His older
brother Mickey won 25 games for the 1888 Brooklyn team.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 23, 1901: Brooklyn ties their highest score ever (May 20, 1896) in blasting the Reds, 25-6. These are the most runs they will score this century. Jimmy Sheckard and Joe Kelley both connect for grand slams, with Kelley adding a 2nd homer. Jim Hughes collects four hits and a win.