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Hugh Max Luby
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.
- School Creighton University
- Debut September 10, 1936
- Final Game September 29, 1944
- Born June 13, 1913 in Blackfoot, ID USA
- Died May 4, 1986 in Eugene, OR USA
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.