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Encyclopedia > Ken Hubbs

Kenneth Douglas Hubbs (December 23, 1941 - February 13, 1964) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (16) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 â€¢ 1886 â€¢ 1885 1882 â€¢ 1881 â€¢ 1880 â€¢ 1876 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division...


Born in Riverside, California, Hubbs played a few games for the Cubs in 1961, but became the starting second baseman in 1962, winning the Rookie of the Year award. As a fielder, he set records with 78 consecutive errorless games and 418 total chances, and he became the first rookie to ever win a Gold Glove Award. He also led the league in two less desirable categories that season by striking out 129 times and grounding into 20 double plays. His prime achievement as a fielder may have come on September 30, when he started a triple play in a game against the New York Mets. Riverside is the county seat of Riverside County, California, United States. ... The following are the events of the year 1961 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... Triple Play can refer to several things: A play in baseball, from which the game series gets its name (TP) A triple play is service grouping together Internet access, TV and phone into one subscription. ... It has been suggested that Steve Chilcott be merged into this article or section. ...


Hubbs was afraid of flying, and he decided to overcome that fear by taking flying lessons. He was killed at age 22 in a crash while flying his Cessna 172, with friend Dennis Doyle as a passenger, near Provo, Utah. The crash was attributed to poor weather. Hubbs had obtained his license only two weeks earlier. ... The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing airplane. ... Image:Provo iii. ...


Hubbs plays a prominent role in Martin Ralbovsky's best-selling book Destiny's Darlings, a historical work dealing with the lives of various children who played in the 1954 Little League World Series. The following are the events of the year 1954 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a counterpart of the MLB World Series for children under 13. ...


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

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Preceded by:
Billy Williams
National League Rookie of the Year
1962
Succeeded by:
Pete Rose

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Encyclopedia: Ken Hubbs (901 words)
In the same way, the fact the Ken Hubbs career was cut short due to his premature and tragic demise does not alter the fact that when compared to his outstanding rookie year, the remainder of his career was a bust.
Ken Hubbs was killed in a plane crash in february, 1964 which is why he was out of baseball so soon.
Ken Hubbs was just getting started in his, without a doubt, Hall of Fame career when, obviously unknown to you, "all knowing" idiots, his life was ended in a plane crash in Febuary of 1964 before the new season even started.
Ken Hubbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Born in Riverside, California, Hubbs played a few games for the Cubs in 1961, but became the starting second baseman in 1962, winning the Rookie of the Year award.
Hubbs was afraid of flying, and he decided to overcome that fear by taking flying lessons.
Hubbs plays a prominent role in Martin Ralbovsky's best-selling book Destiny's Darlings, a historical work dealing with the lives of various children who played in the 1954 Little League World Series.
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