Just one birthday to report this January 3rd, that of long-time Senators pitcher and later Senators pitching coach Sid Hudson.
Sidney Charles Hudson B Jan. 3, 1915 D Oct. 10, 2008
Sid Hudson would arrive with the Senators in a big way in mid-April of 1940. His rookie season would see him in 38 games, starting 31, completing 19 while compiling a 17-16 record with 3 shut outs and 1 save.
Unfortunately for Hudson, and the Senators, that performance would be arguably the best of his 12 year career.
Hudson would post records of 13-14 in 1941 and 10-17 in 1942 before missing the World War II years of 1943 through 1945.
Back in the Senators lineup in 1946, Hudson would go 8-11 in 31 games. Hudson would manage a .500 season in 1950 when he’d post a 14-14 record in 30 games.
After 7 games with Washington in the 1952 season, where he went 3-4, Hudson would be traded to the Boston Red Sox for Walt Masterson and Randy Gumpert. Finishing the season in a Boston uniform, Hudson would post a 7-9 record in 21 games.
Hudson would finish his career in Boston, appearing in his last major league game in late September of 1954.
Hudson would be named to the American League All Star team in 1941 and 1942.
Hudson would later return to the expansion Senators as a pitching coach while former Red Sox teammate Ted Williams served as the manager for the expansion Senators.