» April 20, 1903: Since yesterday was Sunday, today is both Opening Day and Patriot's Day in Boston. The Pilgrims play an a.m. game before 8,376 fans beating the A's Rube Waddell, 9–4. The Athletics take the afternoon contest, 10–7, watched by 27,658, behind Eddie Plank and Chief Bender. Cy Young and Long Tom Hughes pitch for Boston.
» June 8, 1903: Boston beats visiting Detroit, 6-1, in a game called after five 1/2 innings. Detroit scores its only run when Long Tom Hughes issues four straight walks. The win is Boston's 11th in a row.
» June 28, 1903:
At St. Louis, Cy Young shuts out the Browns in the opener, 1-0, pinning a tough loss on Red Donahue. Pilgrim righty Long Tom Hughes follows with a 3-0 win over in the nitecap. Jack Powell takes the loss.
» December 20, 1903:
In an unpopular trade in Boston, the Pilgrims send Long Tom Hughes to the Highlanders for lefty Jesse Tannehill. Hughes, 20–7 for the champs, had jumped to the American League from the National League Chicago team in 1902. Hughes will come up short in New York and be shipped to Washington in July, while Tannehill will win 20 for the Hubmen.
» January 23, 1904: The Highlanders send pitchers Long Tom Hughes and Bill Wolfe to Washington for Al Orth (10–22). Hughes (20–7) came to New York in December swap with the Boston Pilgrims, who received Jesse Tannehill.
» June 27, 1904: Dougherty has another three hits as the Highlander beat their old teammate Jesse Tannehill and Boston, 8-4. Boston leads the AL by just a half game. Long Tom Hughes will win tomorrow to stretch the lead to one 1/2 games.
» July 13, 1904:
The Highlanders, looking for help acquire hurler Al "the Curveless Wonder" Orth from Washington. The 10-year veteran, (3–4) who was 10–21 last year, is swapped for pitchers Long Tom Hughes (7–11) and Bill Wolfe (0-3).
» July 20, 1904: The Yankees trade pitchers Long Tom Hughes (7-11) and Barney Wolfe (0-3) to the Senators for Al Orth (3-4). Orth will regain his form in New York, going 11–6 this year and will win 27 games in 1906.
» April 11, 1907:
At Washington, a record crowd of 12,902 watch the Highlanders' Al Orth beat his old team, the Nationals, 3-2. Long Tom Hughes, one of the players New York traded for Orth, is the losing pitcher. Hal Chase skips the opener because of a salary disagreement, and George Moriarty plays 1B for New York.
» May 27, 1911:
At Washington, the Nationals knock Ray Collins out of the box and beat Boston, 9–4, behind Long Tom Hughes. Tris Speaker, batting for Ed Cicotte in the 9th, has the longest hit of the day, a triple.
» June 20, 1913: After New York wins the opener, 9–3, Washington starter Bert Gallia hits three of the first four batters he faces in the first inning of the nitecap. Three more New York batters are plunked, by relievers Joe Engel (2) and Tom Hughes (1), for a record six. The outcome is the same as New York wins again, 9–3. New York leadoff hitter Bert Daniels puts his name in the record book when he gets hit three times.
» July 25, 1913: A 15-inning 8–8 tie game between St. Louis and the Nationals is called for darkness. Reliever Walter Johnson fans a major-league record 15 in the last 11 innings, but he hits rookie catcher Sam Agnew with a pitch, breaking his jaw. Browns P Carl Weilman sets a major-league record by striking out six times. He becomes the first player in history to strike out six consecutive times in a game, as Johnson gets him four times, and Joe Engel and Long Tom Hughes once each. Johnson's strikeout mark for relievers will last this century before another Johnson breaks it, in 2001.
» June 16, 1916: Long Tom Hughes of the Braves pitches a no-hitter over the Pirates, six years after pitching a 9-inning no-hitter for the Yanks, before losing 5–0 to Cleveland in 11. Today he wins 2–0 striking out Honus Wagner for the 2nd time to end the game.