Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jim Hughes

Sent: 2/24/11
Received: 4/30/11
Time: 65 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1977 Topps
Item Received: 1977 Topps, signed in black Sharpie.

A nice addition to the 1977 Twins team set that I am casually working on, Jim Hughes took Bloomington by storm as a rookie in 1975.  He was the American League's Pitcher of the Month in May, when he went 6-0 with five complete games and two shutouts.  He finished the year with 16 wins, a team rookie record that still stands.  More dubious were his 127 walks issued that season... another team record that still stands.  Hughes struggled badly in 1976, and made only two relief appearances in 1977.  He did not appear in the major leagues again.

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