Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Pt. 4: Tex Hughson

NAME: Tex Hughson

POSITION: Starting Pitcher

WHY IS HE HERE?:  Three-time All Star and one of the aces of the staff in the pennant-winning season in 1946.  Two-time 20 game winner led the league in wins once, winning percentage once, complete games twice, innings pitched once and strikeouts once.  Career record of 96-54 with a 2.94 ERA.

WOULD I PUT HIM IN IN 2001?:  Yes.

ANY BETTER CHOICES IN 2001?  Most of the better choices are here.  Hughson was the top starting pitcher on a pennant-winning team so his place is fairly well-assured.  His career was not long due to injuries but his performance in 1946 makes him a good bet.


ANY BETTER CHOICES NOW?  Obviously you want the same kind of correlating players in now, so Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Chris Sale would need to be included, but probably not at the expense of Hughson.  Rather they should be alongside him.

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