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SMSBL Hall of Famer Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes
2017 Inductee
Jeff was born and baptized at Stanford University. Growing up in the south bay area, he began playing ball in the Los Altos Pennant Little League in 1960, moving to the Los Altos Babe Ruth & Mountain View Senior Babe Ruth leagues while playing high school ball at Awalt HS and then onto college ball at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. He played winter ball in Fontanetti’s league in San Jose, the Central Coast Mexican-American League and a developmental league in San Jose in the 1970s. Playing three sports in high school, Jeff lettered in football, baseball and soccer. Organizing a semi- pro soccer team that played in the Peninsula Soccer League against “real” adult soccer players from England, Mexico, Spain, etc., he quickly learned that Americans didn’t have a clue about playing soccer in the 1970s! Continuing into adult baseball, Jeff got started in the San Jose MSBL when the league was started in the 1980s. After being transferred to Santa Cruz, he played on his company’s AAU hardball team and the Watsonville Angels of the California Old Timers League. When he was transferred to Sacramento in the early 1990s, one of his teammates suggested that he contact a guy named “Rankin” about playing ball in Sacramento. Jeff joined the SMSBL and became a MET playing for Harry Hart along with “the guy named Rankin.” When the METS folded, he played for several other teams (Mariners, Braves, Padres, Pirates, Yankees & Giants) before finding his home with the Athletics. Jeff has been a regular at the MSBL World Series playing with the NorCal Old-Timers, Lodi Father/Sons, Cardinal Father/Sons, Red River Braves, Patriots, Silverbacks, Norcal Old Timers, Sacramento Diamonds, California Tribe (2013 World Series ring) and he has managed the Sacramento Heat Father/Son and the Holmade Woodys Father/Son teams along the way. Jeff is very honored to have been selected to be inducted to the SMSBL Hall of Fame, joining many of the players that he has played with and against over the years!