Francis Joseph Hughes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.
- School Cerritos College, California State Polytechnic University
- High School Pius X High School
- Born February 13, 1941 in Omaha, NE USA
- Died July 21, 2020 in Merced, CA USA
Butch Hughes played four years in the minors. He was the head coach at Merced Junior College from 1972 to 1981. He managed the GCL Cubs in 1993, the Reno Chukars in 1996-1998 and the Yakima Bears in 2000.
He has been a minor league pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (1979-1980), Philadelphia Phillies (1982), San Francisco Giants (1983), Oakland A's (1985-1987), Chicago Cubs (1994), and Montreal Expos (1995). Among his stops were the Vancouver Canadians in 1979, Reading Phillies in 1982, Phoenix Giants in 1983, Modesto A's in 1986-1987, Williamsport Cubs in 1994, Great Falls Dodgers in 2001, Tri-City Dust Devils in 2004, and Modesto Nuts from 2005-2008 .
Hughes also managed in Italy in 1984 and 1991.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1993||GCL Cubs||Gulf Coast League||19-40||15th||Chicago Cubs|
|1996||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||48-42||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|1997||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||55-35||2nd||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|1998||Reno Chukars||Western Baseball League||45-45||4th||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2000||Yakima Bears||Northwest League||41-35||1st (t)||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|