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 ’65 in honor of Fred Hutchinson, the courageous & inspirational player & manager who died of cancer at age 45 in ’64.

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Fred Hutchinson was the Minor League Player of the Year before his 10-year big league career that included an all star appearance

Fred Hutchinson was the Minor League Player of the Year before his 10-year big league career that included an all star appearance

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
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is one of the leading cancer research facilities in America

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is one of the leading cancer research facilities in America

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
Fred Hutchinson out-dueled Cooperstown's Bob Feller twice in a 9-day span at the end of the '47 season

Fred Hutchinson out-dueled Cooperstown's Bob Feller twice in a 9-day span at the end of the '47 season

Fred Hutchinson had a career year in 1947. He led the league in strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted career-bests in wins and complete games with 18 each. At the plate, Hutch hit .302 with 9 extra-base hits. He added two home runs and 15 RBI. Hutch’s OPS+ for the season was 113, meaning he was 1
On September 20th, 1947, Hall of Famer Bob Feller intentionally walked pitcher Hutchinson

On September 20th, 1947, Hall of Famer Bob Feller intentionally walked pitcher Hutchinson

In the September 20th contest against the Indians, Fred Hutchinson faced off against Indians ace Bob Feller. The Hall of Fame pitcher was in search of his 20th win of the season. The Tigers drew blood first, pushing across a run in the opening frame. Cleveland got even in the 5th when Feller helped
The Tigers and Hutchinson bested Feller and the Indians in walk-off fashion

The Tigers and Hutchinson bested Feller and the Indians in walk-off fashion

The contest between the Tigers and the Indians on September 20, 1947 was a good old-fashioned pitchers duel. After Fred Hutchinson and Cooperstown’s Bob Feller battled to a 2-2 tie through the first nine innings, the Tigers threatened in the 10th. With runners at first and second and no out, D
At the plate, Hutch hit .300 or better in four seasons and had 114 appearances as a pinch hitter

At the plate, Hutch hit .300 or better in four seasons and had 114 appearances as a pinch hitter

Fred Hutchinson was quite a hitter. In 148 minor league games, Hutch went 119-for-361, good for a .330 average. For good measure he also tallied 31 doubles and four homers to put his slugging percentage at .454. Hutch continued his hot hitting once he reached the bigs. In his first three seasons wit

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