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 James Robert “Jim” Hughes

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James Robert “Jim” Hughes

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 13 Aug 2001 (aged 78)
Palos Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 50907121 View Source

Professional baseball player 1952-1957. Pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.He was a mainstay of the Brooklyn Dodgers bullpen in the mid-1950s where he set a club record for saves that stood for 35 years. He pitched for the Dodgers from 1952 to 1956. In 1954 hed led the majors in saves with 24. He also led the majors in games pitched with 60 to his credit. In 1956 he was traded to the Chicago Cubs and he retired the next year. Following his baseball career he joined his father and grandfather as a fireman. He retired from the Chicago Fire Department in 1986 as a captain following 23 years of service.


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