Sid Hudson

1952 Topps

Hudson won 104 games in a 12-year career interrupted by World War II. His first season in the big leagues may well have been his best, as Hudson came up in 1940 and won 17 games for the Washington Senators. He followed that season with 13 and 10 win campaigns that earned him back-to-back trips to the All-Star Game. However, following the 1942 season he was forced to take a three-year hiatus from the game, joining the Army Air Force where he eventually became a sergeant, serving in the Pacific. Hudson returned to the big leagues in 1946, but he was never the same. He won 14 games for the Senators in 1950 and a combined 10 for Washington and the Boston Red Sox in 1952, but his dominant years were well behind him. Following his playing career, Hudson was a pitching coach in the Senators and later the Texas Rangers. He also was the pitching coach at Baylor University. Hudson died in Waco, Texas on October 10, 2008.


Hudson was kind enough to include this fantastic fact sheet, which will give you far more insight into his career than my brief biography. I thought it was Mrs. Hudson included the note at the end. Very good stuff indeed.


Sid Hudson – career stats

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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