Hugh Alexander

Birthdate 07/10/1917
Death Date 11/25/2000
Debut Year 1937
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Dodgers, Indians, Phillies, White Sox
Positions Pinch Hitter, Right Field, Scout

Super scout Hugh Alexander discovered or helped sign more than 60 Major Leaguers including Don Sutton, Steve Garvey, and Allie Reynolds.

In the collection:

Hugh Alexander signed 3x5 index card

Hugh Alexander signed 3x5 index card

Hugh Alexander tallied 11 big league at bats for the 1937 Indians. During that offseason he lost his left hand in a drilling accident that ended his playing career. Cleveland immediately named his a scout at age 20, a plum job during the height of the great depression. The team’s faith in Alex
Signed photo of Hugh Alexander with the Indians

Signed photo of Hugh Alexander with the Indians

Before he became one of the most respected scouts in the game, Hugh Alexander was first a professional player. After two minor league seasons in which he hit over .340, Alexander was promoted to the Indians in 1937 just two months after his 20th birthday. In his big league debut against the White So
Signed 3x5 card of Hugh Alexander

Signed 3x5 card of Hugh Alexander

In the collection is this 3×5 index card signed by super scout Hugh Alexander with personalization, “To Jim”. Though his Major League playing career came to a halt when an accident forced the amputation of his left hand, Alexander got an immediate job offer from the Indians to becom

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