Hal Luby

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Hugh Max Luby

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Biographical Information[edit]

Second Baseman Hugh Luby collected 3,169 hits with 499 2B and 381 SB in the minor leagues between 1931 and 1956. He led the Nebraska State League in 1933 with 23 2B and led the 1936 Western League with 40 SB. Between 1939 and 1943 he played a league-record 866 consecutive games for the Oakland Oaks.

Luby managed the New Orleans Pelicans in 1949 and 1950, before returning to the northwest where he would stay for the rest of his career. From 1951 to 1956, Luby managed the Salem Senators in both the Western International League and the Northwest League. In 1957, he moved to the Eugene Emeralds guiding them to the best record in the league. He was manager in Eugene 1957, 1958, and 1966, and was General Manager 1957-1961, 1965-1966, and 1969-1971. He served as President of the Northwest League in 1967-1968. In 1974, he returned to the field one last time, guiding the independent Eugene team that would eventually win the division, before being replaced in mid-year. In 2003 he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1949 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association 77-75 4th Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
1950 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association 36-38 -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Bill Burwell (35-41) on July 1
1951 Salem Senators Western International League 74-68 3rd none none
1952 Salem Senators Western International League 74-78 4th none none
1953 Salem Senators Western International League 79-58 2nd none Lost League Finals
1954 Salem Senators Western International League 48-37 4th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Harvey Storey (23-29) on June 18
1955 Salem Senators Northwest League 75-54 2nd none Lost League Finals
1956 Salem Senators Northwest League 64-68 3rd Sacramento Solons none
1957 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 77-58 1st Sacramento Solons Lost League Finals
1958 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 66-69 4th none
1966 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 44-40 2nd Philadelphia Phillies/St. Louis Cardinals none
1974 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League -- none -- replaced by Joe Verbanic

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