Callum Hughson

Callum Hughson

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Callum Hughson

Bats: R

Throws: R

Born: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Resides: London, Ontario, Canada

Hometown: Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Major-League Comparison to Little League Career: Ferguson Jenkins, good control

Favourite Team: The Toronto Blue Jays

Favourite Player (current):  Mike Trout

Favourite Player (past): Kelly Gruber, Dave Stieb, Roy Halladay,

Best Game Attended In Person: Game 6 of the 1993 World Series

Baseball Book: The Soul of Baseball (Joe Posnanski/Buck O’Neil), The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)

Favourite Play in Baseball: The walk-off home run, a strikeout to end the game, a runner thrown out by the right-fielder going from first to third.

Favourite Ballpark: Petco Park

Why you had to retire from your baseball career: Shoulder impingement, strained deltoid and bursitis.  But with a few years of rest, all that has gone away and I’m as good as new!

Baseball Topics of Interest: International Baseball (particularly Latin American), Blue Jays Baseball, Baseball Lore.

Favourite Baseball Movie: The Rookie (not to be confused with Rookie of the Year, which is rubbish)

Most treasured baseball related possession: There are so many, it is hard to choose just one. Kelly Gruber signed baseball card.  Ticket stubs from game 6 of the 1993 World Series & the 1991 All-Star game. Buck O’Neil signed baseball.  A vial of Chacin cologne.

Player(s) I never saw play I wish I had seen: Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Willie Mays, Christy Mathewson, Roberto Clemente,  Satchel Paige, Walter Johnson, Cool Papa Bell, Bill Lee, Rogers Hornsby, German Mesa, Mickey Mantle, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Pete Rose, Victor Mesa, Tris Speaker, Lazaro de la Torre, Jackie Robinson, Hector Espino, Luis Tiant Sr., Sandy Koufax

Game I never saw I wish I had seen: Dave Stieb’s no hitter vs. the Cleveland Indians or the game Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak.

First Major League game: Sometime in 1985 at Exhibition Stadium – Jays vs. Tigers, I believe.

Callum Hughson pitching vs. Toronto, Aug. 2006.