Hugh Bedient in 1912 in a Boston Red Sox uniform.

photo courtesy of Greg Peterson

Hugh Bedient

Falconer's Hugh Bedient pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1912-14 and compiled a 58-53 record with a 3.08 ERA. His rookie year of 1912 was Bedient's best when he compiled an 20-9 record and 2.92 ERA. That same season he faced Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants in the third game of the World Series and defeated him 3-2 on a three-hitter. He also faced Mathewson in the seventh game and was taken out after seven innings with the score tied 1-1. Boston went on to win the game in 10 innings 3-2.

He spent the 1914-15 seasons with Buffalo of the Federal League and finished his career with Toledo of the International League. The New York Yankees offered him a contract for the 1918 season, but Bedient was drafted and after World War I his career was over.

Bedient had been a pitching star for Falconer High School and then for an amateur team. He once struck out 42 batters in 23 innings against Corry. That performance led to 19 offers from pro teams.

The Society of Baseball Research polled all of its members to try and fill the void in the selections made by the Sporting News and the BBWAAA in naming the Rookies of the Year since none were selected between 1900-1948. Hugh Bedient was selected by that group of baseball historians as the unofficial 1912 American League Rookie of the Year.

Hugh Bedient died July 21, 1965 at the age of 75. He was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

Falconer high school baseball team is from around 1907 or 1908. Hugh Bedient is in the center of the second row.

photo courtesy of Greg Peterson

Descendents of Hugh Bedient visit Boston during the 100th year anniversary of Bedient's 1912 World Series victory.

Hugh Bedient, far right next to Ray Caldwell, applauds as Swat Erickson is recognized by Frank Hyde.

This ad from the Jamestown Evening Journal promotes an appearance by Hugh Bedient.

Hugh Bedient's baseball salary

video courtesy Greg Peterson

Hugh Bedient's Baseball Caeeer

Hugh Bedient in back row, second from right. Hugh and his partner Lawrence N. Johnson, owned the Johnson-Bedient gas station at 34 East Main St., Falconer, from about 1937 to 1947. Sacony was the predecessor of Mobil.

photo courtesy of Hugh Imus

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Ray CaldwellRay Caldwell
Dave CriscioneDave Criscione
Howard EhmkeHoward Ehmke
Eric EricksonEric "Swat" Erickson
Nellie FoxNellie Fox
Les JamesLes James
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Harry MartensonHarry Martenson
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Morris MistrettaMorris Mistretta
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