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 Hugh Jennings

Hugh Jennings

Birth
Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Feb 1928 (aged 58)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section C
Memorial ID 3696 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player. Born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1869, Mr. Jennings played Shortstop for the Louisville Colonels (1891-1893), the Baltimore Orioles (1893-1899), the Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1900, 1903), the Philadelphia Phillies (1901-1902) and the Detroit Tigers (1907, 1909, 1912 and 1918). While with the Baltimore Orioles, Mr. Jennings captained the Orioles to four straight appearances (1894-1897) in the Temple Cup world championships series (this series was the prelude to the World Series). Probably the best player in baseball during the 1894-1898 time frame, but probably one of the most unpopular due to the tactics used by the Baltimore Orioles, the team he captained. He was disliked so much that in 1896 he set the record for being hit by a pitched ball (49 times), one time fracturing his skull. This record stood for 75 years. Mr. Jennings went on to manage successfully for 16 years, four of which he was a player/manager. In his first three years of managing (1907-1909) the Detroit Tigers captured the American League pennant. In a 17 year big league career Mr. Jennings played in 1262 games, had a .314 batting average in 4872 (1520 hits) at bats, scored 989 runs and 374 stolen bases. His final managerial record was 1163 wins and 984 losses. Mr. Jennings was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945 by the Veterans Committee. It was said Mr. Jennings was in the early stages of tuberculosis as early as 1925 after suffering a nervous breakdown and died in 1928 of Spinal Meningitis.

Bio by: Jim Press, Sr.


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  • Added: 20 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3696
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Jennings (2 Apr 1869–1 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3696, citing Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .