Kathleen Emery Biography
Kathleen Emery is best known for being the wife of Gary Hughes, an American baseball executive. He has served as a coach and scout. It is being reported that her husband has died on September 19th, 2020 after being diagnosed with cancer in June 2020.
Don’t let anybody tell you there’s no crying in baseball. RIP Gary Hughes. I’m better for knowing you. pic.twitter.com/C2FktbbXOe
— Jim Young (@JY4everyoung) September 19, 2020
Kathleen Emery Husband & Children
Hughes lives in Aptos, Calif. with his wife Kathy on Monterey Peninsula. He has nine children from two marriages ranging in age from 44 to 57: Garie, Paul, Matthew, Marc, Ann, Blaire, Michael, Sam and Katharine. Michael is the visiting clubhouse manager for Marlins. Everyone calls him Rock. Sam is the national cross-checker for the Cubs.
Hughes has 20 grand-children and two great-grandkids. The name Michael Rock is in memory of a little brother of Gary Hughes in the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. The young man was killed in an automobile crash and Hughes had to identify his body.
Michael “Rock” Hughes is the visiting clubhouse manager for the Miami Marlins and is the longest termed full-time employee of the Marlins, being with the team since it was founded. Rock is married to the sister of Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
Gary Hughes Death & Cause
Gary Hughes, lying in his hospital in his last week, with barely enough strength to speak, uttered words that his family will forever remember.
“I had a good run, didn’t I?’’ Hughes whispered. Oh, man, did he ever.
Hughes, who spent 54 years in professional baseball, died Saturday at the age of 79.
Hughes, the Babe Ruth of the scouting world and the most beautiful heart and soul in the game of baseball, had been battling liver cancer since being diagnosed in June 2020 and died with his family at his side.
RIP Gary Hughes. Arguably the greatest baseball scout ever. The sweetest, dearest, most generous guy. My heart is broken. I loved how he listened & never treated anyone badly. His legacy will be that–a good friend first & foremost. It's the best legacy anyone can leave.
— Len Kasper (@LenKasper) September 19, 2020
The Arizona Diamondbacks issued the following statement on Gary Hughes, a professional scout for the organization who passed away earlier today following a 54-year career which included time as the Expos’ scouting director, the Marlins’ Assistant GM and induction into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame.