This day in baseball: Ken Hubbs passes

On February 13, 1964, Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs died at the age of 22 when the red and white Cessna 172 plane he was piloting crashed a quarter-mile south of Bird Island in Utah Lake in the midst of a winter storm. Hubbs had taken flying lessons for the previous two off-seasons to overcome his fear of flying, obtaining his license just the previous month. Ken Hubbs had been the1962 NL Rookie of the Year.

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Ken Hubbs in 1964 (Wikipedia)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Ken Hubbs passes”

  1. wkkortas says:

    While I think he should be in the Hall of Fame, there were certain players that Bill James always had a bug up his ass about, and Hubbs was one of them. Any references he made to Hubbs were cutting at best.


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