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May 13, 1948

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 ...

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April 22, 1943

April 22, 1943 The front page was dominated by World War II news, as one would expect. But tucked down in the corner of the Boston Globe’s Page 1 was the first three paragraphs from the Red Sox season opener at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Tex Hughson posted the first 1-0 win he could remember pitching in, spoiling the day for Connie Mack’s Athletics and the reported crowd of 4,553. The Boston lineup included just two immediately recognizable names: Second baseman Bobby Doerr batted third and Hughson, batting ninth. The rest were working as war temps. Second ...

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