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Hughes, Sammy T.

(born: 1910  -  died: 1981) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Sammy T. Hughes was a second baseman in the Negro Leagues, touted as "the best of the best." He began his career with the Louisville White Sox in 1930. He was voted a Negro League All-Star more than any other second baseman. During his career, he hit .300 while averaging nine home runs per year. For more see The Ballplayers. Baseball's ultimate biographical reference, ed. by M. Shatzkin; Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 26 (Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2001); and Cool Papas and Double Duties, by W. F. McNeil.

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NKAA Source: The Ballplayers : baseball's ultimate biographical reference
NKAA Source: Biography index; a cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines (periodical)
NKAA Source: Cool papas and double duties : the all-time greats of the Negro Leagues

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