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Place of Birth:
January 3, 1915 Coalfield, Tennessee
Died: October 10, 2008 Waco, Texas
US Army Air Force
Pacific Theater of Operations
Major League Stats:
Sid Hudson on Baseball-Almanac
C “Sid” Hudson was born on January 3, 1915 in Coalfield, Tennessee.Tennessee.
He was signed by the Washington Senators in 1938 and played his
rookie year with the Sanford Lookouts of the Florida State League.
In 1939, he had an exceptional 24-4 record and 1.80 ERA with the
Lookouts, making the jump from Class D to the majors in 1940.
Senators seventh-place finish in 1940, the six-foot-four
right-hander used finesse and great control to fashion a 17-16
won-loss record, and he was an American League all-star in 1941 and
military service with the Army Air Force on October 15, 1942, and
after going through induction at
Camp Wolters Reception Center, Texas,
he was assigned to the 79th Air Base Squadron at Waco
Army Air Base. As a physical instructor, Sergeant Hudson, regularly
played for the Waco Army Air Base Wolves under manager Birdie
Tebbetts, and in November 1943, he was selected for the All-Army
Fears for Hudson’s baseball future
surrounded a sore throwing arm in 1944, but a period of rest soon
allowed him to return to the mound. In March 1945, he left Waco and headed to the Pacific to play for
Buster Mills’ 73rd Wing Bombers in a series of games in Pacific war
Hudson sported a pair of
calloused hands when he was
discharged in January 15, 1946. "Know where I got those?" he told
The Sporting News on January 17. "It was part of our physical
training assignment in the Marianas. We had to build the baseball diamonds there
ourselves. If the Senators ever need to build a new field, I believe
I could be of some real assistance to Clark Griffith."
Hudson was back with the Senators in 1946, but
he never truly regained his pre-war form. Washington traded him to the Red Sox in June
1952 where he pitched until 1954,
and then became a scout until 1960. He later became a coach with the
Washington Senators and remained with the club when they became the
Sid Hudson passed away in
Texas, on October 10, 2008.
He was 93.
Created February 15, 2008. Updated October 13,
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