Hughie Jennings

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Hughie Jennings
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Infielder / manager
Born: April 2, 1869
Pittston , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Died on: February 1, 1928
Scranton , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Suggested: Right Threw: Right
Debut in Major League Baseball
June 1,  1891  with the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB assignment
September 2,  1918  with the  Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(until end of career)
Batting average    , 311
Home runs    18th
Hits    1,527
Stolen Bases    359

As a player

As a manager


member of
☆☆☆Baseball Hall of Fame☆☆☆
Recorded     1945
Special selection    Veteran's Committee

Hugh "Hughie" Ambrose Jennings (born April 2, 1869 in Pittston , Pennsylvania , † February 1, 1928 in Scranton , Pennsylvania) was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball . His nickname was Ee-Yah .


Jennings began his career as a professional baseball player on June 1, 1891 with the Louisville Colonels in the American Association . The shortstop achieved its greatest fame as a player with the Baltimore Orioles in the National League . With the Orioles, he won the National League championship three times from 1894 to 1896, and the Temple Cup in 1897 . Together with his teammates Willie Keeler , John McGraw , Joe Kelley and Wilbert Robinson , they were the horrors of their opponents and the referee. Jennings was hit by a pitcher's throw a total of 287 times and still leads the Hit by Pitch statistics today . In 1903 he practically ended his career as a player, although as a manager he still made occasional appearances in the Major League.

After holding positions as a manager in the minor leagues , he took over this post in 1907 with the Detroit Tigers . In his first three years in office, he won the title in the American League three times , but could not win a World Series . Although no title win followed, he remained the manager of the Tigers until 1920. From 1921 to 1925 he still worked as a coach and manager for the New York Giants . His former teammate in Baltimore, John McGraw, had recruited him. In the first four years, the Giants won the championship in the National League. After a nervous breakdown, he ended his career in 1925.

Jennings was characterized by his impulsive manner, his prancing and jumping around on the field. He often called out his Ee-YaH -cry, which also earned him his nickname. Jennings died in 1928 at the age of 58. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

His stations as a player

His stations as a manager

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