Hughes pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals for three years before his career was cut short by a torn rotator cuff. He arrived in the big leagues in 1966 and appeared in six games for the Redbirds. He was 16-6 in 1967 with a 2.67 ERA and a league best 0.94 WHIP. Hughes also saved three games that season. He finished second to Tom Seaver in the National League Rookie of the Year vote and was 17th in the MVP tally. Hughes suffered his injury in spring training of 1968, but still managed to pitch in 25 game for St. Louis that season. He finished his career with a 20-9 mark and eight saves in 68 games.
Hughes made two starts in the 1967 World Series for the Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox. He took the loss in Game 2 and got a no decision in Game 6. St. Louis won the series in seven games.
Dick Hughes – career stats