May 13, 1948

The Red Sox sent down Tex Hughson, who had two 20-win seasons under his belt. He also had pain in his left arm and shoulder.

They sent him to the Class B Austin Pioneers in Texas, presumably in an attempt to make the demotion a bit more palatable. He not only lived in Texas but was a part owner of the Pioneers. And the hot weather might help him rehabilitate his physical woes.

It didn’t. When Hughson returned to Boston in 1949 he made 29 appearances, only two as a starter, and went 4-2 with a 5.33 ERA, striking out 35 and walking 41.

In his eight-year career Hughson was 96-54 with a 2.94 ERA.

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