A much-used utility infielder, in
1936 Hughes hit a career-high .295 as Cleveland's
regular second baseman. Nicknamed Jeep because of his speed, Hughes was the Cubs
shortstop in the 1945 World Series.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 7, 1935: Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1, and the Indians leading, 5–3, in the 9th, the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker, who throws to 2B Roy Hughes, who throws to 1B Hal Trosky to finish the triple play ending the game.