Hugh Jennings - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Hughie Ambrose Jennings (1869-1928) was a shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1890s that produced seven hall of Famers, including himself and the manager, Ned Hanlon. He was an excellent shortstop and was a confident and successful hitter at the plate retiring with a .314 career batting average. Jennings made the transition from player to manager, managing the Detroit Tigers from 1907-1920 and guiding them to three American League pennants (1907, 1908, 1909). “Ee-yah”, his catch phrase and trademark, could be heard from the clubhouse, encouraging his players and team during games. Hughie Jennings finished his playing career with a .314 batting average, accumulated 1,520 hits and stole 374 bases. As a manager, his Detroit Tigers (1907-1920) and New York Giants (1924-1925) teams won 1,131 games with a .538 winning percentage. The Veterans Committee elected Hugh Ambrose Jennings to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Hugh Jennings
  • Hugh Jennings Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
3 EX 5
3 EX 5
4 VG-EX 4
5 VG+ 3.5

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
12/14/2015 $236 5 308 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 03671656