|Born: August 12, 1919|
|Died: November 12, 1964 (aged 45)|
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|May 2, 1939|
for the Detroit Tigers
|September 27, 1953|
for the Detroit Tigers
|Earned Run Average||3. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 73|
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Frederick Charles Hutchinson (August 12, 1919 – November 12, 1964) was an American professional baseball player, a major league pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA He also was a manager for three major league teams. In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters Stricken with fatal lung cancer at the height of his managerial career as leader of the pennant-contending Cincinnati Reds, he was commemorated one year after his death when his brother, Dr. Lung cancer is a Disease of uncontrolled Cell growth in tissues of the Lung. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA William Hutchinson, created the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a division of the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation, in the Hutchinsons’ native city of Seattle, Washington. Nobel Prize Recipients The Hutchinson Center is home to three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. The FHCRC, which became independent in 1972, is now one of the best-known facilities of its kind in the world. Nobel Prize Recipients The Hutchinson Center is home to three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Fred Hutchinson, known throughout baseball as “Hutch,” attended the University of Washington. See Washington (disambiguation for other uses The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research University A right-handed pitcher, he entered the organized baseball ranks in 1938 with the independent Seattle Rainiers of the AA Pacific Coast League and caused an immediate sensation at age 19, winning a league-best 25 games and that season’s Minor League Player of the Year award as bestowed by The Sporting News. Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians and also known as the Seattle Angels, were a Minor league baseball team in Seattle The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports After his contract was purchased by the Detroit Tigers of the American League, Hutchinson struggled in his early major league career with a 6-13 record and an earned-run average of 5. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 43 during the 1939-41 seasons. His ineffectiveness caused his return to the minor leagues in each season. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North In 1941, at Buffalo of the AA International League, he enjoyed another stellar campaign, leading the league in victories (26) and innings pitched (284). This article is about the minor league baseball franchise for other teams named Buffalo Bisons see Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation. The International League ( IL) is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States. In Baseball, innings pitched (IP are the number of Innings a Pitcher has completed measured by the number of batters and Baserunners A successful major league career seemed to await Hutchinson, then 22, when the U. S. entered World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He saw active duty in the U.S. Navy, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, and lost four full seasons (1942-45) to military service. In the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over New York Yankees (4-1 All-Star Game Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers over Chicago Cubs (4-3 All-Star Game
In 1946, Hutchinson – approaching 27 – returned to baseball with a vengeance, winning a place in the defending World Series champion Tigers’ starting rotation and beginning a string of six straight campaigns of ten or more wins, including seasons of 18 (1947) and 17 victories (1950). Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over Boston Red Sox (4-3 All-Star Game For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3 All-Star Game Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Philadelphia Phillies (4-0 All-Star He was selected to the 1951 American League All-Star team, and pitched three innings of the junior loop’s 8-3 loss at Hutchinson’s home park, Briggs Stadium. Headline Event of the Year Baseball's Shot Heard 'Round the World gives the New York Giants the National League Pennant in the third game of a best-of-three-games The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League Tiger Stadium (formerly Navin Field then Briggs Stadium is a Stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.
Overall, Hutchinson compiled a 95-71 career record over 11 seasons, all with Detroit – a stellar mark considering his early-career mishaps. He was known as a good teammate and a ferocious competitor, who once reportedly shattered every light bulb from the dugout to the clubhouse after being lifted from a ballgame. He also was one of the best-hitting pitchers of his time; a left-handed batter, he frequently pinch-hit and batted over . For other uses see Pinch hitter (cricket. In Baseball, a pinch hitter is a substitute batter. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 300 four times during his major league career. His career batting average was . 263, with four home runs and 83 runs batted in — excellent totals for a pitcher.
On a dubious note, he is also recalled as the pitcher who gave up the longest homer in Ted Williams' career, a 502-foot (153 m) blast in 1946 that broke the straw hat of a startled fan sitting in Fenway Park’s right-center-field bleachers. Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams ( August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) also nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over Boston Red Sox (4-3 All-Star Game The seat where the home run landed has been painted red since to mark the long ball.
A slow decline in Hutchinson’s pitching career coincided with an alarming drop in the fortunes of his usually contending Tigers. On July 5, 1952, with Detroit in the surprising position of last place in the eight-team American League, the club fired manager Red Rolfe and handed the job to Hutchinson, still an active player and five weeks shy of his 33rd birthday. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3 All-Star Game Robert Abial "Red" Rolfe ( October 17 1908 – July 8 1969) was an American Third baseman, manager Hutchinson was chosen based on his leadership skills; he had been the AL’s Player Representative since 1947. Hutchinson managed the Tigers for the next 2½ years, the first two as a playing manager. He guided them from their eighth-place finish in 1952 to sixth and fifth place during the next two seasons. His reign included the 1953 debut of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-2 All-Star Game Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter Albert William "Al" Kaline, also known as Mr Tiger, (ˈkʰeɪˌlaɪn born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore Maryland) is a former However, Detroit’s ownership and front office were in flux and, at the end of 1954, Hutchinson was fired as manager and replaced by the veteran Bucky Harris. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Giants over Cleveland Indians (4-0 All-Star Game Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris ( November 8, 1896 – November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player manager It marked the end of a 16-year association with the Tigers.
Out of the major leagues for the first time since 1941, Hutchinson went home to Seattle and the Rainiers of the PCL, becoming their manager in 1955. Headline events of the year Joe Dimaggio hits in 56 consecutive games The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians and also known as the Seattle Angels, were a Minor league baseball team in Seattle The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. Athletics Marathon March 19 &ndash Pan American Games Marathon, Mexico City Mexico Even though the club did not enjoy a major league affiliation, Hutchinson led Seattle to a 95-77 record and a first place finish. His success led to his second major league managerial job when he replaced Harry Walker as skipper of the St. Louis Cardinals for the 1956 season. Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans of the middle 20th century as "Harry the Hat" ( October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999) was The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St The Cardinals, one of baseball's storied franchises, had fallen into the second division. With general manager “Frantic” Frank Lane constantly revamping the roster through trades and Hutchinson’s steady hand at the helm, the Cardinals improved by eight games in 1956, and catapulted to second place in 1957, behind only the eventual world champion Milwaukee Braves. For the former footballer see Frankie Lane Frank Lane ( February 1 1896 - March 19 1981) was an Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3 Don Larsen, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves over New York Yankees (4-3 Lew Burdette, MVP Hutchinson was named National League Manager of the Year, and his popularity in the Mound City resulted in a new nickname, "The Big Bear", bestowed by Cardinal broadcaster Joe Garagiola. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball For this person's son the baseball executive see Joe Garagiola Jr Hutchinson's typical unsmiling expression also led Garagiola to joke that Hutchinson was "really happy inside, only his face didn't know it. " However, Lane's departure from the St. Louis front office and the Cardinals’ disappointing 1958 season resulted in Hutchinson’s dismissal that September, with the team six games below . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Milwaukee Braves (4-3 Bob Turley, MVP 500 and in fifth place.
Once again, Hutchinson returned to Seattle as manager of the Rainiers, but the 1959 team did not have the on-field success of 1955. However, the Rainiers were by now the top farm club of the Cincinnati Reds, who had stumbled coming out of the gate. In sports a farm team, feeder team or nursery club, generally refers to a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players with an The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA In July 1959, with the Reds 10 games under . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over Chicago White Sox (4-2 Larry Sherry, MVP 500, Hutchinson was called to Cincinnati to take over the club, replacing Mayo Smith. Edward Mayo Smith ( January 17, 1915 – November 24, 1977) was an American player manager, and scout in Under Hutchinson, Cincinnati went 39-35 and improved two notches in the standings, but the following season saw the Reds struggle again to a 67-87 record and sixth place in the National League. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over New York Yankees (4-3 Bobby Richardson, The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Like Detroit and St. Louis before, the Reds also were in front office turmoil, as the general manager who hired Hutchinson, Gabe Paul, departed for the expansion Houston Colt .45s and was replaced by Bill DeWitt. Gabriel Howard Paul ( January 4 1910 — April 26 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. William Orville DeWitt Sr ( August 3, 1902 — March 4, 1982) was a longtime executive in Major League Baseball whose career spanned The sudden death of longtime owner Powel Crosley before the '61 season meant the team would soon be sold. Powel Crosley Jr ( September 18, 1886 &ndash March 28, 1961) was an American Inventor, Industrialist, and
As a result, 1961 was a crucial season for Hutchinson. Headline Event of the Year Roger Maris hits 61 home runs breaking Babe Ruth 's record The Reds were projected as a second division team, lagging well behind the defending world champion Pittsburgh Pirates, the 1959 champion Los Angeles Dodgers, and strong San Francisco Giants, Cardinals and Braves outfits. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. But the Reds stunned the league. Led by NL MVP Frank Robinson, they were buoyed by three other factors: the maturation of young players such as outfielder Vada Pinson and pitchers Jim O'Toole, Ken Hunt and Jim Maloney; the acquisition of key contributors such as pitcher Joey Jay (who became a 20-game winner) and third baseman Gene Freese; and surprise slugging and clutch hitting performances by first baseman Gordy Coleman, Jerry Lynch (one the greatest pinchhitters in baseball history), and veteran Wally Post. Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont Texas) is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player Vada Edward Pinson Jr ( August 11 1938, Memphis Tennessee - October 21 1995, Oakland California) was an American James Jerome O'Toole (born January 10, 1937 in Chicago Illinois) is a former left-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball during Ken Hunt is the name of Ken Hunt (outfielder, a Major League Baseball outfielder (1959-64 Ken Hunt (pitcher, a Major League Baseball James William Maloney (born June 2, 1940 in Fresno California) is a former righthanded Pitcher in Major League Baseball who played Joseph Richard (Joey Jay (born August 15, 1935 in Middletown Connecticut) is a former Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling West Virginia) was a Third baseman in American Major League Baseball First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run Gordon Calvin Coleman ( July 5, 1934 Rockville Maryland - March 12, 1994 Cincinnati Ohio) was a Major League Gerald Thomas Lynch (born July 17, 1930 in Munger Michigan) is a former professional baseball player who played Outfield in the Major Walter Charles Post ( July 9, 1929 - January 6, 1982) was a Right fielder in Major League Baseball. The Reds surged into contention with a nine-game winning streak in May, and took first place for good August 16 when they swept the Dodgers in a doubleheader in Los Angeles.
The season was marked by numerous dramatic late-inning comeback victories, overcoming large margins, sometimes in a single inning. The Reds seemed never to be out of any game, until the last out. The 1961 Reds won 93 games and their first NL pennant since 1940. Headline Event of the Year Roger Maris hits 61 home runs breaking Babe Ruth 's record Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Detroit Tigers (4-3 All-Star Game It would be Hutchinson’s second trip to the World Series; ironically, he was a Detroit pitcher in 1940 when his Tigers lost the Fall Classic to Cincinnati in seven games. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in seven games for their second championship their Unfortunately, the 1961 Reds drew one of the best teams of its era as its World Series foe: the New York Yankees of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, et al. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Roger Eugene Maris ( September 10 1934 &ndash December 14 1985) was an American Right fielder in Major League Baseball Mickey Charles Mantle ( October 20, 1931 &ndash August 13, 1995) was an American Baseball player who was inducted Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford (born October 21, 1926) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher who spent his entire 18-year career , who had won 109 games. The Reds could muster only one victory, in Game 2, with utility infielder Elio Chacon racing home on a passed ball with the go-ahead run, barely before the crunching body tag of Elston Howard. Elio Chacón Rodríguez ( October 26, 1936 &ndash April 24, 1992) was a Major League Baseball Second baseman and Shortstop In Baseball, a Catcher is charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or control a legally pitched ball that with ordinary effort should have been Elston Gene Howard ( February 23 1929 &ndash December 14 1980) was an American Catcher, Left fielder and Cincinnati lost the 1961 Series in five games. The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees (109-53 against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61 with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship
Winning the 1961 pennant secured Hutchinson’s place in Cincinnati. In 1962, his Reds won 98 games but finished third, 3½ games behind the Giants. The 1962 season is perhaps most notable for the dismal 40-120 record of the New York Mets, which has been a continuing source of humor among baseball fans as well as comedians such as While the team fell to fifth in 1963, with an 86-76 mark, it continued to blend in young talent, such as shortstop Leo Cardenas and rookie second baseman Pete Rose. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-0 Sandy Koufax, MVP Leonardo Lazaro Cárdenas Alfonso (born December 17, 1938 in Matanzas, Cuba) was a prominent Shortstop in American With a solid corps of veterans and a strong farm system, the Reds were considered a contending club in 1964, provided that its pitching staff made a comeback. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over New York Yankees (4-3 Bob Gibson, MVP Tragically, an off-season medical examination revealed malignant tumors in Hutchinson's lungs and chest. Given the cancer treatments available at the time, the prognosis was grim. The Reds made their manager’s illness public on January 3, 1964. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. As The Sporting News noted, the team played the 1964 season with the terrible knowledge that Hutchinson “probably was at death’s door. Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports ”
His health failing, Hutchinson nevertheless managed the Reds through July 27th, when he was hospitalized. Events 1214 - Battle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England. He returned to the dugout August 4th, but could only endure nine more days before he turned the team over to his first-base coach, Dick Sisler, on August 13th, one day after Hutch's 45th birthday. Richard Alan Sisler ( November 2 1920 - November 20 1998) was an American player coach and manager in Major With their manager now critically ill, the inspired Reds caught fire and won 29 out of their last 47 games as the first-place Philadelphia Phillies collapsed, but the team finished in a tie for second, one game behind the Cardinals. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Hutchinson formally resigned as manager October 19th; he died three weeks later in Bradenton, Florida. Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. SPORT magazine posthumously named him "Man of the Year" for 1964 in tribute to his courage in battling his final illness and the Reds permanently retired his uniform number (1). SPORT magazine was the original major general interest American sports magazine The Hutch Award is given annually by Major League Baseball in his memory as well. The Hutch Award is a Major League Baseball award given to an active player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win
Fred Hutchinson was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1965. His career record as a major league manager, in all or parts of 12 seasons, was 830-827 (. 501) with nine tie games. He should be remembered not only for his winning baseball teams, and as the man who launched Cincinnati into an historic winning era (which ended years after his death with the Big Red Machine in the 70's) but for his sometimes hard-driving management of developing talent, such as the young Frank Robinsion — who according to the sports press of the time felt that Hutchinson sometimes rode him excessively hard. On the other hand, Hutchinson is described favorably by pitcher/author Jim Brosnan in his two season memoirs, The Long Season (an account of Brosnan's 1959 campaign) and Pennant Race (about 1961). James Patrick Brosnan (born October 24, 1929, in Cincinnati Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1954 and 1956 through 1963 Brosnan describes the team's wariness of the manager's hot temper and its respect for his competitive nature and leadership skills, and notes Hutchinson's sense of humor as well.
On December 24, 1999, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer named Hutchinson Seattle's athlete of the 20th Century. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (popularly known as "the P-I" is one of two daily Newspapers in Seattle Washington, United States.
Meanwhile, the FHCRC continues to make news as a cancer treatment center — in medical and baseball circles. Nobel Prize Recipients The Hutchinson Center is home to three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. When Boston Red Sox rookie lefthanded pitcher Jon Lester, a Washington native, was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma during the 2006 season, he chose to receive his chemotherapy regimen at the Seattle facility. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Jonathan Tyler Lester (born January 7, 1984, in Tacoma Washington) is a left-handed Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL is a type of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma that features in the World Health Organisation ( WHO) classification of Lymphomas 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success Chemotherapy, in its most general sense refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells specifically those of micro-organisms or Cancer.