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Encyclopedia > Hal Newhouser
Hal Newhouser
Pitcher
Born: May 20, 1921(1921-05-20)
Died: November 10, 1998 (aged 77)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 29, 1939
for the Detroit Tigers
Final game
May 3, 1955
for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record     207-150
Earned Run Average     3.06
Strikeouts     1796
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • American League MVP in 1944 & 1945
  • American League Pitching Triple Crown: 1945
  • 7-time American League All-Star
  • Led American League in wins 4 times
  • Led American League in ERA twice
  • Led American League in strikeouts twice
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1992
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

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Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... 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Newhouser was a schoolboy star in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, signed by the hometown Detroit Tigers in 1939 at the age of 18. He went up to the major league club before the end of the season and made his debut on September 29 of that year. In 1940, he earned a spot on the Tigers out of spring training and remained with the team until 1953. “Detroit” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


In his first two full big-league seasons, the young left-hander was plagued with control problems, walking more batters than he struck out while posting records of 9-9 and 9-11. He improved in 1942 and 1943, posting excellent ERAs, but still losing more than he won on a team with a weak offense. The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


As World War II got under way, the Tigers moved up in the standings because several of their top players, including Newhouser, were classified as 4-F (ineligible to the drafted). Newhouser was 4-F due to a leaky heart valve; he attempted to join the service anyway but was turned down several times. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


He blossomed all at once in 1944, becoming a dominant pitcher in wartime baseball. That season, Newhouser rang up a 29-9 record while leading the league in wins and strikeouts (187). His 2.22 ERA was second in the league, as were his 25 complete games and six shutouts. Not coincidentally, the Tigers jumped into contention, finishing second in the American League. Newhouser ended the season by being named MVP. The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world. ...


In 1945, he repeated as MVP with what was arguably an even better season. This time, he won the pitcher's Triple Crown, leading the American League in wins (25, against nine losses), ERA (1.81) and strikeouts (212). He also led the league in innings pitched, games started, complete games and shutouts. Newhouser pitched four innings of relief on the season's final day as Detroit rallied for the pennant. He then won two games in the World Series to help his team to the World Championship, including the deciding seventh game. The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


A year later, many stars came back from the war, and critics predicted that Newhouser wouldn't be as dominant against the "real" major leaguers. But he proved his 1944-45 performance was legitimate by duplicating it in 1946. He went 26-9 with a 1.94 ERA, again leading the league in wins and ERA. He didn't win a third MVP, but he was close, finishing a close second to Ted Williams. The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Newhouser continued to rate among the game's best pitchers for the next five years. He won 17 games in 1947, led the AL with 21 wins in 1948 and rung up an 18-11 mark in 1949. After a 15-13 season in 1950, he hurt his arm and his workload was cut significantly. The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ...


After being released by the Tigers following the 1953 season, Newhouser signed on with the powerful Cleveland Indians and was their top long reliever in 1954, when Cleveland won the pennant. In his final big-league hurrah, he posted a 7-2 mark with an excellent 2.54 ERA, and got to pitch in his second World Series. The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ...


He ended his career with a record of 207-150 and a 3.06 ERA, marks well in line with many baseball Hall of Fame pitchers. In fact, he is the only pitcher ever to win two consecutive MVP awards. But he was passed over for decades because voters discounted his wartime records. But in the late 1980s, the tide turned and more attention was focused on his outstanding record in the five years after the war ended. Finally, in 1992, he was chosen for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related...

Hal Newhouser's number 16 was retired by the Detroit Tigers in 1997

After retirement, Newhouser worked as a scout for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and the Tigers: while with the Astros, Newhouser was credited with discovering Derek Jeter; however, the Astros passed on Jeter, taking Phil Nevin instead. He had also discovered, as a scout with the Orioles, a Detroit high schooler named Milt Pappas, who would win 209 games in his career—two more than Newhouser, and Dean Chance, of Wooster, Ohio. who would also have a long career. The Tigers retired his number 16 in 1997, and he died a year later following a long illness. Image File history File links Detret16. ... Image File history File links Detret16. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Phillip Joseph Phil Nevin (born January 19, 1971 in Fullerton, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Milton Stephen (Milt) Pappas (born May 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Wilmer Dean Chance (born June 1, 1941 in Wooster, Ohio) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


See also

Location Navin Field (Since 1912) Detroit, Michigan (Since 1901) 1945 Information Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr. ... The following is the list of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... Major League Baseball recognizes strikeout champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes win champions among pitchers in the American League and National League each season. ... In baseball, a strikeout occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. ...

External links

  • Hal Newhouser at:
    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • Baseball Library
    • The Baseball Page
    • Baseball Reference
    • The Deadball Era

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HAL NEWHOUSER FACTS AND INFORMATION (644 words)
Harold Newhouser (May_20, 1921 - November_10, 1998) was a professional Major_League_Baseball pitcher of the 1940s and 1950s.
Newhouser was a schoolboy star in his hometown of Detroit,_Michigan, signed by the hometown Detroit_Tigers in 1939 at the age of 18.
As World_War_II got under way, the Tigers moved up in the standings because several of their top players, including Newhouser, were classified as 4-F (ineligible to the drafted).
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