Nat Hudson

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Nathaniel P. Hudson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

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Biographical Information[edit]

The book A Fine-Looking Lot of Ball-Tossers says that Nat Hudson and Rudy Kemmler formed a battery for an "amateur" team in 1889 that won the Illinois state championship. Sporting Life asked what kind of amateur team that could possibly be with such former major league competitors.

Hudson pitched from 1886-89 for the 19th Century St. Louis Browns, never having a losing season. His best year was 1888 when he went 25-10. However, the book Chris Von der Ahe and the St. Louis Browns states that Von der Ahe had tired of Hudson, who was also disgruntled with the team. Hudson was traded for heavy drinker Toad Ramsey, but while Ramsey pitched well for a while, Hudson never again played in the majors. He did play for Minneapolis in 1889-90.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AA Winning Percentage Leader (1888)
  • AA Saves Leader (1886)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1888)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1886 & 1888)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1888)

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