Hugh Melville Critz (September 17, 1900 - January 10, 1980) collected two hits in his Major League debut against Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander and finished his rookie campaign with a .322 batting average adding 102 hits and 19 stolen bases. Critz finished second in the National League Most Valuable Player voting (won by Bob O’Farrell) in 1926 after his career year hitting .270 with 3 home runs, 164 hits and 79 RBI. Hughie played 12 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds (1924-1930) and the New York Giants (1930-1935). Critz was a member of the 1933 World Series champion Giants. A career second baseman, Hugh also led the NL in fielding percentage four times and double plays three times. Hughie Critz retired posting a .268 career batting average with 1,591 hits, 832 runs, 531 RBI and 97 stolen bases.