Dick Hughes

Dick Hughes is going to throw out the first pitch before Arkansas’ game against LSU on April 16. Hughes played for the Razorbacks in 1958 and in 1967 he was the NL rookie of the year on the Cardinals’ World Series championship team. He was the first former Razorback baseball player to win a World Series.

According to Kevin Trainor, the UA baseball administrator, it will be Hughes’ first time back in Fayetteville since the 1960s. This is part of the Razorbacks’ 100-season commemoration.

I wrote about Hughes a couple of years ago as part of our best Razorbacks in pro baseball series. He had an interesting career.

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I remember him well with the Cardinals. I knew he was from Arkansas, and have met his daughter. I did not however, know that he played for the Razorbacks. Glad he is being recognized.

Love that best pitcher on the best team in the world line.

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