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: Marco Estrada. While I didn’t have an overpowering fastball, I was able to get by on deception and 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

Favourite 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 base-runner thrown out by the right-fielder attempting to move from first-base to third-base

Favourite Ballpark: Petco Park

Why you had to retire from your baseball career: Shoulder impingement syndrome. But I continue to play in the LMBL

Baseball Topics of Interest: International baseball (particularly Latin American), and anything related to the Toronto Blue Jays

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. A Kelly Gruber signed baseball card.  Ticket stubs from game 6 of the 1993 World Series & the 1991 All-Star game. A 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. It was the Blue Jays vs. Tigers, I believe

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