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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Career Summary

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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