Hugh Duffy

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Birthdate 11/26/1866
Death Date 10/19/1954
Debut Year 1888
Year of Induction 1945
Teams Beaneaters, Phillies, White Stockings
Position Center Field

Duffy is the only player to bat .300 in four major leagues; the Players League, the American Association, & the National and American leagues.

In the collection:

Hugh Duffy signs a TV contract as Red Sox VP one year before his death

Hugh Duffy signs a TV contract as Red Sox VP one year before his death

Hugh Duffy spent 17 season as a big league player and 68 years overall in the game. In the collection is a document signed 47 years after his retirement as a player. Here Duffy agrees to a television contract as a Red Sox Vice President. A back-to-back batting champion, Duffy set the record for high
Duffy sends a telegram to the son of baseball concessionaire Harry Stevens

Duffy sends a telegram to the son of baseball concessionaire Harry Stevens

Hugh Duffy sent this telegram to Frank Stevens on May 4, 1934 expressing sympathy for the death of Stevens’ father Harry. The elder Stevens’ was a longtime baseball concessionaire credited with coining the term “hotdog”. Note the handwriting at the bottom of the

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