Johnny Hudson

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John Wilson Hudson
(Mr. Chips)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Hudson played seven years in the majors, serving as the regular second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938 and getting a lot of at-bats in 1939 also.

Hudson was with the Montreal Royals in 1941 and tried for a slot with the Nashville Vols in 1946 but ended up accepting a job as player-manager for the Jacksonville Tars.

Hudson managed Jacksonville from 1946 to 1948 and was a scout for the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants (1949-1970).

He played in the first night game at Ebbetts Field in 1938.

There is a photo of him in The Dodgers: 120 Years of Dodgers Baseball.

He was nicknamed "Mr. Chips" because he was considered a good guy to have around when the chips were down. The name may have also been prompted by the movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips, which was released in 1939.

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