Newhouser, Hal

Harold Newhouser
Born: May 20, 1921, Detroit, Michigan
Died: November 10, 1998, Detroit, Michigan
Played For: 
Detroit Tigers (1939-1954), Cleveland Indians (1954-1955)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1992

Prince Hal Newhouser won back-to-back Most Valuable Player Awards (1944-45), and with his blazing fastball, he became a strikeout king. Over 17 campaigns, 15 with Detroit, he won 207 games. From 1944-46, he recorded consecutive win totals of 29, 25 and 26, with annual ERAs of 2.22, 1.81 and 1.94, respectively. Newhouser hurled the pennant clincher for the Tigers in 1945 and followed with two World Series victories over the Chicago Cubs.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Hal Newhouser was the winning pitcher in the first night game at Briggs Stadium (later known as Tiger Stadium), as Detroit became the last American League team to install lights?
Every time he walks to that mound, you know you'll get a good-pitched game.
Bobo Newsom