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21. Hugh Duffy

21. Hugh Duffy
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 26, 1866 in Cranston, RI USA
  • Weight: 168 lbs.
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 23, 1888
  • Final Game: April 13, 1906
  • Triple Crown - 1894
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Hugh Duffy was somewhat of a maverick in early baseball as he bounced from the National League to the Federal League to the American Association and back to the National League in a four year span.  It was the latter that would see him join the Boston Beaneaters, the precursor to the Atlanta Braves.

Duffy was one of the better hitters of the National League throughout the 1890’s where from 1892 to 1897 he would post a batting average over .300.  This included a fourth place .363 in 1893 and a colossal Batting Title winning .440 in 1894 where he also led the NL in Hits (237), Doubles (51), Home Runs (18) and OPS (1.196) and if there was a National League MVP to be given out in 1894 he certainly would have won it.  The Outfielder would remain solid throughout his Boston tenure though it would end when he (what else?) jumped to a rival league when he became a member of the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League before the 1901 Season.

Duffy would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945 as a member of the Old Timers Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Jumped from the Boston Reds of the American Association before the 1891 Season
  • Departed: Jumped to the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League 1/27/01.
  • Games Played: 1153
  • Notable Statistics: 998 Runs Scored
    1,545 Hits
    220 Doubles
    73 Triples
    69 Home Runs
    927 RBI
    331 Stolen Bases
    .332/.394/.455 Slash Line
    28.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Batting Average (1894)
    Highest OPS (1894)
    Most Hits (1894)
    Most Total Bases (1894)
    Most Doubles (1894)
    Most Home Runs (1894 & 1897)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1894 & 1897)

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