10 Facts About Hugh Mulcahy


Hugh Noyes Mulcahy was an American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Hugh Mulcahy was named to the 1940 National League All-Star Team.

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Hugh Mulcahy had the nickname of "Losing Pitcher"; owing to the fact that he lost 20 games in 1938 and 22 in 1940 and never had a full season in the majors in which he recorded more wins than losses.

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Hugh Mulcahy led the NL in earned runs allowed in 1938 and 1939.

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Hugh Mulcahy gained national distinction when he became the very first major leaguer to be drafted into United States military service before the US entered World War II, on March 8,1941.

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Hugh Mulcahy led the NL in games, walks allowed, and hit batsmen in 1937.

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Hugh Mulcahy led the NL in earned runs allowed, wild pitches, and hit batsmen in 1939.

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Hugh Mulcahy had 13 wins in 36 games, three shutouts, 280 innings pitched, and a 3.

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In retirement, Hugh Mulcahy spent many years as a scout for the Chicago White Sox, and served one season as their pitching coach.

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Hugh Mulcahy died at age 88, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, on October 19,2001.

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