Hugh Jennings

Hugh Jennings autograph
Birthdate 4/2/1869
Death Date 2/1/1928
Debut Year 1892
Year of Induction 1945
Teams Orioles (NL), Tigers
Positions First Base, Second Base, Shortstop

Hugh Jennings played from 1891-1918 and holds both the career and single season records for times hit by pitch with 287 and 51 respectively.

In the collection:

The signature of Hugh Jennings is absent from many of the most advanced Hall of Fame autograph collections

The signature of Hugh Jennings is absent from many of the most advanced Hall of Fame autograph collections

By virtue of his 1928 death date, nine years before the opening of the Hall of Fame, Hugh  Jennings remains on the want list of many collectors. In the collection is this odd-shaped letter from Jennings.
Hugh Jennings signature in the context of the entire note

Hugh Jennings signature in the context of the entire note

The scarcity of Jenninng’s autograph makes any example desirable. Shown here is the rest of the note containing his signature. Jennings piloted the Tigers to three World Championships after a playing career that featured three championship seasons.
Former player George Harper reflects on Jennings as a skipper

Former player George Harper reflects on Jennings as a skipper

Outfielder George Harper played three seasons under Hugh Jennings in Detroit. Here Harper writes a handwritten letter reflecting on his former skipper, “Hugh Jennings was as good a manager as I ever played for. One of my best years was when he was my manager in 1916,
Hugh Jennings says,

Hugh Jennings says, "Ee-yah for Tuxedo" in this original 1916 advertisement

Tuxedo Tobacco pulled together the greatest baseball players of the day for this advertisement. Hailing itself as, “The Perfect Pipe Tobacco”, Tuxedo secured the services of “Hughie Jennings, Manager of Detroit ‘Tigers’. According to the advertisement, Jennings says, &#

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