Fred Hutchinson

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Birthdate 8/12/1919
Death Date 11/12/1964
Debut Year 1939
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Reds, Tigers
Positions Manager, Pitcher

The Hutch Award was created in 1965 in honor of Fred Hutchinson, the courageous & inspirational player & manager who died of cancer at age 45 in 1964.

In the collection:

Detroit Tigers pitcher Fred Hutchinson autographed photo

Detroit Tigers pitcher Fred Hutchinson autographed photo

Shown here is a photo of Fred Hutchinson signed across his Detroit Tigers uniform. Hutch got his big league chance after winning 25 games for the Seattle Rainiers and being named The Sporting News Minor League Player of the Year in 1938. After two seasons with the Tigers, Hutch lost four seasons to
Signed postcard postmarked 1954 from Detroit, Michigan

Signed postcard postmarked 1954 from Detroit, Michigan

In the collection is this government postcard with cancellations from Detroit, Michigan from June 26, 1954. The Tigers faced off against the Senators that day. Manager Fred Hutchinson pushed all the right buttons, overcoming a pair of three-hit games by Mickey Vernon and Roy Sievers to beat Washingt

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