Duffy, Hugh

Duffy, Hugh

(1866–1954) baseball player; born in Cranston, R.I. During his 17-year career as an outfielder (1888–1906), mostly with the Boston Nationals, he posted a lifetime batting average of .328. He established the major league record for the highest batting average in a season (.438) in 1894. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1945.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.