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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hugh Gulledge, His Heroes - 16

Going into the 1992 season, The Reno Gazette-Journal offered profiles of the incoming Reno Silver Sox, among them Hugh Gulledge.

A pitcher and Alabama-native, Gulledge listed his favorite ballpark as Yankee Stadium and his proudest achievement as being drafted by the Athletics.

He also listed his heroes: His parents.

Gulledge went on to get into 44 games that year for the high-A Silver Sox, but he wouldn't get another chance to introduce himself to another city. That season marked his fourth year as a pro. It also marked his final season.

Gulledge' career began in 1989, taken by the Athletics in the 46th round of the draft out of Enterprise-Ozark Community College in Alabama.

Gulledge started with the Athletics in the rookie Arizona League. He got into 17 games, starting two. He ended with a 6.75 ERA.

He moved to single-A Madison for 1990. He got into 19 games that summer, starting 13. He went 3-6, with a 3.74 ERA. He returned to Madison for 1991, going full reliever. In 39 outings, he turned in a 4.70 ERA and saved six games.

He then moved to Reno for 1992. He gave up a two-run single in a June game. Overall, he got into 44 games, starting three. He had a 6.34 ERA, ending his career.

Gulledge has gone on to have sports in the family. His niece Dayla Gulledge is playing softball in 2015-2016 for the University of South Alabama.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,346
Made the Majors: 969-41.3%
Never Made Majors:1,377-58.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 405
10+ Seasons in the Minors:242

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