Welcome to The Shrine to Charlie Hough. This page was launched on 10/12/96
and is still being updated.
UPDATE 3/11/2005: Two pictures showing Charlie Hough on the Rangers have been added to the media gallery. A great
deal of information has been moved to the Archive. The Career
Summary, Subpages, and formatting of this page have been updated.
UPDATE 1/2/2004: Eleven new pictures, and a very special video clip, have been added to the media gallery.
Some delayed news about Charlie Hough today: See Career Summary below for the details.
Links page has also been updated.
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Charlie Hough, major league knuckleballer, played 25 seasons in the major leagues, from 1970 to 1995. Charlie began his career with the
Dodgers, staying there until being traded to the Rangers in 1980. While a Ranger, Charlie pitched in the 1986 All-Star Game, and set many
Ranger records. After the 1990 season, Charlie left to sign with the White Sox as a free agent. After the 1992 season, Charlie was again a
free agent and chose to sign with the expansion Florida Marlins. He stayed with the team until his retirement after the 1994 season. As a Marlin,
he got the first win and strikeout in franchise history.
Charlie finished his career with a 216-216 record, despite spending most of his Dodger years as a reliever. He had a 3.75 ERA, 2362
strikeouts, and only 1665 walks.
Since his retirement, Hough has served as pitching coach for several teams: the San Bernardino Stampede
(Dodgers' California League single-A affiliate, 1996-98), the Los Angeles Dodgers (June 24, 1998 to May 26, 1999), the New York Mets (2001-02),
and the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres' California League single-A affiliate, 2003). With the Mets, Hough went to the 2001 All-Star Game
in Seattle as a coach for National League
Manager Bobby Valentine. Hough has also tutored other knuckleballers, including the world champion Boston Red Sox's Tim Wakefield, and participated
in Florida Marlins fantasy camps. Hough was honored by the Marlins in 1995, following his 1994 retirement, and was
inducted into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a member of its inaugural class.
More career information is available in the Archive.
The Shrine to Charlie Hough: Subpages
Charlie Hough Media Gallery An archive of multimedia files featuring Charlie Hough
Charlie Hough's Career Statistics The career minor and major league statistics of Charlie Hough
Charlie Hough Baseball Card Checklist An illustrated list of Charlie Hough's Baseball Cards
Charlie Hough Links Page A page with links to other sites about Charlie Hough, the teams he played for, and other knuckleballers
Charlie Hough Archive Archive page of overflow information from the site
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