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Full Name: Hugh Ambrose Jennings Primary Position: SS,1B
Height/Weight: 5' 8.5"/165 First Game: June 1, 1891
Birthdate: April 2, 1869 Final Game: September 2, 1918
Birthplace: Pittston, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 16 years
Died: February 1, 1928
Deathplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945


Biography

Hughie Jennings (Hugh Ambrose Jennings) was born on April 2, 1869 in Pittston, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on June 1, 1891 for the Louisville Colonels. In 1891, his rookie year, he hit .292 with 1 home run and 58 RBI. Jennings played for the Louisville Colonels, Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Superbas, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 16 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Hughie Jennings's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1895, when he stole 53 bases, hit for a .386 average and knocked in 125 runs. However, others believe that it was 1896, when he stole 70 bases, hit for a .401 average and knocked in 121 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1891 LOU a 90 360 53 105 1 58 .292 .339 .372 10 8 17 36 9 0 12 0 0
1892 LOU N 152 594 65 132 2 61 .222 .270 .273 16 4 30 30 9 0 28 0 0
1893 LOU N 23 88 6 12 0 9 .136 .174 .170 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
1893 BAL N 16 55 6 14 1 6 .255 .339 .309 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0
1893 TOT N 39 143 12 26 1 15 .182 .240 .224 3 0 7 6 4 0 0 0 0
1894 BAL N 128 501 134 168 4 109 .335 .411 .479 28 16 37 17 27 18 37 0 0
1895 BAL N 131 529 159 204 4 125 .386 .444 .512 41 7 24 17 32 28 53 0 0
1896 BAL N 130 521 125 209 0 121 .401 .472 .488 27 9 19 11 51 11 70 0 0
1897 BAL N 117 439 133 156 2 79 .355 .463 .469 26 9 42 0 46 17 60 0 0
1898 BAL N 143 534 135 175 1 87 .328 .454 .421 25 11 78 0 46 7 28 0 0
1899 BRO N 51 175 35 57 0 34 .326 .410 .434 3 8 13 0 12 8 14 0 0
1899 BRO N 16 41 7 7 0 6 .171 .404 .268 0 2 9 0 7 2 4 0 0
1899 BAL N 2 8 2 3 0 2 .375 .375 .875 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 TOT N 69 224 44 67 0 42 .299 .408 .420 3 12 22 0 19 10 18 0 0
1900 BRO N 115 441 61 120 1 69 .272 .348 .347 18 6 31 0 20 13 31 0 0
1901 PHI N 82 302 38 79 1 39 .262 .342 .354 21 2 25 0 12 8 13 0 0
1902 PHI N 78 290 32 79 1 32 .272 .330 .355 13 4 14 0 11 7 8 0 0
1903 BRO N 6 17 2 4 0 1 .235 .316 .235 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
1907 DET A 1 4 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 DET A 2 4 1 2 0 2 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 DET A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 DET A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1918 DET A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 1190 4535 940 1419 17 780 .313 .394 .408 221 80 330 81 278 119 347 0 0
Total AL 6 9 1 3 0 2 .333 .333 .444 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total AA 90 360 53 105 1 58 .292 .339 .372 10 8 17 36 9 0 12 0 0
Total 1286 4904 994 1527 18 840 .311 .390 .406 232 88 347 117 287 119 359 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1891 LOU a 1B 17 0 0 174 5 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1891 LOU a 3B 3 0 0 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1891 LOU a SS 70 0 0 187 225 49 28 0 0 0 0 0 .894
1892 LOU N SS 152 0 0 343 537 90 59 0 0 0 0 0 .907
1893 LOU N SS 23 0 0 52 90 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 .899
1893 BAL N SS 15 0 0 34 36 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 .886
1893 BAL N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1893 TOT N SS 38 0 0 86 126 25 15 0 0 0 0 0 .895
1894 BAL N SS 128 0 0 307 499 63 69 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1895 BAL N SS 131 0 0 425 457 56 71 0 0 0 0 0 .940
1896 BAL N SS 130 0 0 377 476 66 70 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1897 BAL N SS 116 0 0 335 425 55 54 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1898 BAL N OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1898 BAL N SS 115 0 0 289 368 50 41 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1898 BAL N 2B 27 0 0 75 72 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 .925
1899 BRO N 2B 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1899 BRO N 1B 4 0 0 22 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1899 BRO N 1B 46 0 0 424 22 6 23 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1899 BRO N SS 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1899 BRO N SS 11 0 0 25 22 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .825
1899 BAL N 2B 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1899 TOT N 1B 50 0 0 446 25 7 24 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1899 TOT N 2B 3 0 0 6 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1899 TOT N SS 12 0 0 28 24 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 .825
1900 BRO N 1B 112 0 0 1050 76 21 71 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1900 BRO N 2B 2 0 0 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .846
1901 PHI N 2B 1 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1901 PHI N 1B 80 0 0 745 38 17 20 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1901 PHI N SS 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1902 PHI N 2B 4 0 0 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1902 PHI N 1B 69 0 0 659 46 12 32 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1902 PHI N SS 5 0 0 8 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .882
1903 BRO N OF 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1907 DET A SS 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1907 DET A 2B 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1909 DET A 1B 2 0 0 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1918 DET A 1B 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 331 0 0 3085 191 62 159 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total OF 6 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 38 0 0 96 105 17 12 0 0 0 0 0 .922
Total SS 899 0 0 2390 3147 470 411 0 0 0 0 0 .922
Total 3B 3 0 0 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Louisville Colonels (@May 30, 1891).
  • Traded by Louisville Colonels with Harry Taylor to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Tim O'Rourke (June 7, 1893).
  • Assigned to Brooklyn Superbas by Baltimore Orioles with Bill Dahlen, Mike Heydon, Jim Hughes, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, Al Maul, Dan McGann and Doc McJames (March 11, 1899).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Superbas to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Gene DeMontreville and Jerry Nops (August 3, 1899); Gene DeMontreville returned to Baltimore Orioles and Jerry Nops returned to Baltimore Orioles and Hughie Jennings returned to Brooklyn Superbas (@August 8, 1899).
  • Sold by Brooklyn Superbas to Philadelphia Phillies for $3000 (June 20, 1901).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Superbas with Hughie Hearne, Judge McCredie and Bill Pounds to Baltimore (Eastern) in exchange for Jack Hayden (July 3, 1903).

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