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Full Name: Harold Newhouser Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/180 First Game: September 29, 1939
Birthdate: May 20, 1921 Final Game: May 3, 1955
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: November 10, 1998
Deathplace: Southfield, Michigan
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992


Biography

Born on May 20, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, Hal Newhouser (Harold Newhouser) played for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians over the course of his 17 year career. Newhouser broke into the bigs on September 29, 1939 with the Detroit Tigers, and put up a 4.86 ERA in 133.1 innings pitched in 1940, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Hal Newhouser's best season was 1946, when he posted a 1.94 ERA, won 26 games and struck out 275 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1939 DET A 1 1 0 1 5.40 4 3 3 1 0 0 5 3 0 4 0 3 0
1940 DET A 28 20 9 9 4.86 89 81 72 7 0 0 133.1 149 12 76 0 1 2
1941 DET A 33 27 9 11 4.79 106 109 92 5 1 0 173 166 6 137 0 5 1
1942 DET A 38 23 8 14 2.45 103 73 50 11 1 5 183.2 137 4 114 0 2 2
1943 DET A 37 25 8 17 3.04 144 88 66 10 1 1 195.2 163 3 111 0 3 0
1944 DET A 47 34 29 9 2.22 187 94 77 25 6 2 312.1 264 6 102 0 4 1
1945 DET A 40 36 25 9 1.81 212 73 63 29 8 2 313.1 239 5 110 0 10 0
1946 DET A 37 34 26 9 1.94 275 77 63 29 6 1 292.2 215 10 98 0 8 1
1947 DET A 40 36 17 17 2.87 176 105 91 24 3 2 285 268 9 110 0 11 2
1948 DET A 39 35 21 12 3.01 143 109 91 19 2 1 272.1 249 10 99 0 5 1
1949 DET A 38 35 18 11 3.36 144 118 109 22 3 1 292 277 19 111 0 3 0
1950 DET A 35 30 15 13 4.34 87 110 103 15 1 3 213.2 232 23 81 0 4 4
1951 DET A 15 14 6 6 3.92 37 47 42 7 1 0 96.1 98 10 19 0 1 3
1952 DET A 25 19 9 9 3.74 57 72 64 8 0 0 154 148 13 47 0 3 0
1953 DET A 7 4 0 1 7.06 6 22 17 0 0 1 21.2 31 4 8 0 1 2
1954 CLE A 26 1 7 2 2.51 25 16 13 0 0 7 46.2 34 3 18 0 0 0
1955 CLE A 2 0 0 0 .00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 4 1 1 0
Total 488 374 207 150 3.06 1796 1197 1016 212 33 26 2993 2674 137 1249 1 65 19

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1939 DET A P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1940 DET A P 28 0 0 5 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1941 DET A P 33 0 0 4 37 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 DET A P 38 0 0 10 45 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1943 DET A P 37 0 0 8 49 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1944 DET A P 47 0 0 9 61 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1945 DET A P 40 0 0 16 66 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 DET A P 37 0 0 15 47 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1947 DET A P 40 0 0 23 52 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1948 DET A P 39 0 0 11 52 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1949 DET A P 38 0 0 7 69 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1950 DET A P 35 0 0 10 37 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1951 DET A P 15 0 0 3 22 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1952 DET A P 25 0 0 10 31 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1953 DET A P 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 CLE A P 26 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 CLE A P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 488 0 0 135 611 22 40 0 0 0 0 0 .971

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1939 DET A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1940 DET A 28 40 3 8 0 2 .200 .256 .200 0 0 3 4 0 4 0 0 0
1941 DET A 33 60 3 9 0 2 .150 .190 .150 0 0 3 8 0 5 1 0 2
1942 DET A 39 52 1 8 0 1 .154 .200 .192 2 0 3 8 0 3 0 0 2
1943 DET A 37 65 4 12 0 5 .185 .221 .215 2 0 3 8 0 4 0 0 0
1944 DET A 47 120 10 29 0 5 .242 .278 .275 4 0 6 12 0 6 1 0 5
1945 DET A 40 109 9 28 0 17 .257 .302 .321 5 1 7 10 0 8 0 0 1
1946 DET A 37 103 6 13 2 11 .126 .174 .214 3 0 6 27 0 8 1 0 1
1947 DET A 40 96 5 19 0 9 .198 .306 .198 0 0 15 20 0 3 0 0 3
1948 DET A 39 92 6 19 0 6 .207 .284 .228 0 1 10 14 0 6 0 0 1
1949 DET A 38 91 8 18 0 6 .198 .291 .231 3 0 12 19 0 14 0 0 3
1950 DET A 35 74 6 13 0 8 .176 .228 .203 2 0 5 8 0 5 0 0 2
1951 DET A 17 29 4 9 0 3 .310 .412 .310 0 0 5 3 0 4 0 0 2
1952 DET A 26 46 5 10 0 4 .217 .357 .239 1 0 10 9 0 1 0 0 2
1953 DET A 7 8 1 4 0 1 .500 .556 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 CLE A 26 13 0 2 0 1 .154 .154 .154 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1955 CLE A 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 492 999 71 201 2 81 .201 .267 .233 22 2 89 150 0 72 3 0 24

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit Tigers (1939).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (July 27, 1953).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (April 12, 1954).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (May 16, 1955).

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