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Kadafi311
07-06-2004, 05:12 PM
The Sox had an old knuckleballer on their team... *I think* it was the early to mid 90's, could of been late 80's, I can't remember for sure. Anyhow, I could of swore his name was Charlie Huff, but I can't locate anyone by that name in the mlb.com historical stats.

Does anyone remember his name?

The Wimperoo
07-06-2004, 05:12 PM
Hough

HebrewHammer
07-06-2004, 05:12 PM
Charlie Hough is who you're thinking of

Dadawg_77
07-06-2004, 05:13 PM
The Sox had an old knuckleballer on their team... *I think* it was the early to mid 90's, could of been late 80's, I can't remember for sure. Anyhow, I could of swore his name was Charlie Huff, but I can't locate anyone by that name in the mlb.com historical stats.

Does anyone remember his name?
http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/houghch01.shtml

Hough

he_gone_89
07-06-2004, 05:30 PM
There was a Outfielder for the Sox named Mike Huff
he was a backup and he played for 4 years [88'.90'-93']

Kadafi311
07-06-2004, 05:34 PM
Ahh... yes, Hough. That was bugging me all weekend.

Thanks for the info.

Huisj
07-06-2004, 10:48 PM
I saw Hough pitch in the last game I ever went to at the old park--August 11, 1990. He was pitching for Texas, and he beat the sox and Melido Perez. Perez pitched awful if I recall, he walked a bazillion guys. Hough pitched good which was frustrating to me because I was still pretty young and didn't understand how a pitcher could throw so slow and not get hammered. I sort of knew what a knuckleball was I guess, but I didn't get why it worked really I guess.

DrummerGeorgefan
07-06-2004, 10:55 PM
Hough + Fisk = guaranteed a long game......beer sales must have been huge for those games. It felt like the 7 inning never came

Brian26
07-07-2004, 12:50 AM
I saw Hough pitch in the last game I ever went to at the old park--August 11, 1990. He was pitching for Texas, and he beat the sox and Melido Perez.
Hough was the starting pitcher for the Sox in the first game I ever attended at New Comiskey. August of '92, I think. I'll have to look it up on retrosheet some day. He battled and got the win.

fan_since_64
07-07-2004, 12:52 AM
You probably have a gazillion replies buy it was I think Charlie Hough - pronounced Huff. Also pitched for the Dodgers

HomeFish
07-07-2004, 02:26 AM
I wasn't into baseball when Hough was around, but he is one of the Sox starters in a 1991 MLB video game that I recently picked up for my SNES.

I literally burst out laughing when I found out he was a knuckleballer. In the game, his best pitch is an inside fastball.

The other two guys the Sox have are McDowell (who has a dominating changeup in the game) and Hernandez (who has an awesome curveball). I'm wondering what those guys really threw.

White_Sock
07-07-2004, 03:02 AM
The other two guys the Sox have are McDowell (who has a dominating changeup in the game) and Hernandez (who has an awesome curveball). I'm wondering what those guys really threw.
Hernandez threw a blistering fastball and McDowell threw a fastball/split-finger fastball 1-2 punch IIRC.

Dadawg_77
07-07-2004, 10:20 AM
I wasn't into baseball when Hough was around, but he is one of the Sox starters in a 1991 MLB video game that I recently picked up for my SNES.

I literally burst out laughing when I found out he was a knuckleballer. In the game, his best pitch is an inside fastball.

The other two guys the Sox have are McDowell (who has a dominating changeup in the game) and Hernandez (who has an awesome curveball). I'm wondering what those guys really threw.
Black Jack was a split fingerer fastball, Hernandez I think was a two finger fastball.

quade36
07-07-2004, 10:39 AM
Black Jack's band is a split finger fastball...