Hal Newhouser Stats

Hal Newhouser was born on Friday, May 20, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan. Newhouser was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 29, 1939, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hal Newhouser baseball stats page.

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"(Hal) Newhouser, tall, blond and curly-haired, is a sort of right-handed Lefty Grove . He has a good fast ball that does things as it flutters across the letters on a batter's shirt. He has a good curve too, and during a couple of games in the spring training season, broke off a couple that were reminiscent of the curve of Tommy Bridges , which is regarded as Grade A-1." - Sportswriter Charles P. Ward in Baseball Magazine (September 1940) [ Hal Newhouser Biography ]

Hal Newhouser

Hal Newhouser Autograph on a 1992 Sporting News (#445)

Hal Newhouser Autograph on a 1992 Sporting News (#445)

Birth Name:
Harold Newhouser
Nickname:
Hal or Prince Hal
Born On:
05-20-1921  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-10-1998 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Southfield, Michigan
Cemetery:
Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi, Michigan Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Wilbur Wright High School (Detroit, MI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
192
First Game:
09-29-1939 (Age 18)
Last Game:
05-03-1955
Draft:
Not Applicable

Hal Newhouser

Hal Newhouser Pitching Stats

1939 18 Tigers 1 1 0 0 1 .000 5.40 1 0 0 5.0 22 3 3 3 0 4 0 4 3 0 0 -
1940 19 Tigers 28 20 3 9 9 .500 4.86 7 0 0 133.1 613 149 72 81 12 76 0 89 1 2 1 -
1941 20 Tigers 33 27 5 9 11 .450 4.79 5 1 0 173.0 810 166 92 109 6 137 0 106 5 1 0 -
1942 21 Tigers 38 23 14 8 14 .364 2.45 11 1 5 183.2 789 137 50 73 4 114 1 103 2 2 0 -
1943 22 Tigers 37 25 9 8 17 .320 3.04 10 1 1 195.2 850 163 66 88 3 111 0 144 3 0 1 -
1944 23 Tigers 47 34 10 29 9 .763 2.22 25 6 2 312.1 1,271 264 77 94 6 102 0 187 4 1 2 -
1945 24 Tigers 40 36 2 25 9 .735 1.81 29 8 2 313.1 1,261 239 63 73 5 110 2 212 10 0 2 -
1946 25 Tigers 37 34 2 26 9 .743 1.94 29 6 1 292.2 1,176 215 63 77 10 98 1 275 8 1 0 -
1947 26 Tigers 40 36 4 17 17 .500 2.87 24 3 2 285.0 1,216 268 91 105 9 110 5 176 11 2 0 -
1948 27 Tigers 39 35 4 21 12 .636 3.01 19 2 1 272.1 1,146 249 91 109 10 99 3 143 5 1 0 -
1949 28 Tigers 38 35 3 18 11 .621 3.36 22 3 1 292.0 1,228 277 109 118 19 111 7 144 3 0 0 -
1950 29 Tigers 35 30 5 15 13 .536 4.34 15 1 3 213.2 929 232 103 110 23 81 4 87 4 4 0 -
1951 30 Tigers 15 14 0 6 6 .500 3.92 7 1 0 96.1 393 98 42 47 10 19 0 37 1 3 1 -
1952 31 Tigers 25 19 2 9 9 .500 3.74 8 0 0 154.0 643 148 64 72 13 47 1 57 3 0 0 -
1953 32 Tigers 7 4 1 0 1 .000 7.06 0 0 1 21.2 102 31 17 22 4 8 0 6 1 2 0 -
1954 33 Indians 26 1 15 7 2 .778 2.51 0 0 7 46.2 187 34 13 16 3 18 1 25 0 0 0 -
1955 34 Indians 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 2.1 12 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 -
17 Years 488 374 79 207 150 .580 3.06 212 33 26 2,993.0 12,648 2,674 1,016 1,197 137 1,249 26 1,796 65 19 7 -

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Hal Newhouser Hitting Stats

1939 18 Tigers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1940 19 Tigers 28 40 3 8 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 .200 .256 .200
1941 20 Tigers 33 60 3 9 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 8 5 0 0 2 .150 .190 .150
1942 21 Tigers 39 52 1 8 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 8 3 0 0 2 .154 .200 .192
1943 22 Tigers 37 65 4 12 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 .185 .221 .215
1944 23 Tigers 47 120 10 29 4 0 0 0 5 6 0 12 6 0 0 5 .242 .278 .275
1945 24 Tigers 40 109 9 28 5 1 0 0 17 7 0 10 8 0 0 1 .257 .302 .321
1946 25 Tigers 37 103 6 13 3 0 2 0 11 6 0 27 8 0 0 1 .126 .174 .214
1947 26 Tigers 40 96 5 19 0 0 0 0 9 15 0 20 3 0 0 3 .198 .306 .198
1948 27 Tigers 39 92 6 19 0 1 0 0 6 10 0 14 6 0 0 1 .207 .284 .228
1949 28 Tigers 38 91 8 18 3 0 0 0 6 12 0 19 14 0 0 3 .198 .291 .231
1950 29 Tigers 35 74 6 13 2 0 0 0 8 5 0 8 5 0 0 2 .176 .228 .203
1951 30 Tigers 17 29 4 9 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 3 4 0 0 2 .310 .412 .310
1952 31 Tigers 26 46 5 10 1 0 0 0 4 10 0 9 1 0 0 2 .217 .357 .239
1953 32 Tigers 7 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .556 .500
1954 33 Indians 26 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154
1955 34 Indians 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
17 Years 492 999 71 201 22 2 2 0 81 89 0 150 72 0 0 24 .201 .267 .233

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Hal Newhouser Fielding Stats

1939 Tigers P 1 1 15 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1940 Tigers P 28 20 400 37 1.3 36 5 31 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.43
1941 Tigers P 33 27 519 41 1.2 41 4 37 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1942 Tigers P 38 23 551 56 1.5 55 10 45 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.70
1943 Tigers P 37 25 587 58 1.6 57 8 49 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.62
1944 Tigers P 47 34 937 71 1.5 70 9 61 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.02
1945 Tigers P 40 36 940 82 2.1 82 16 66 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.36
1946 Tigers P 37 34 878 65 1.8 62 15 47 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.91
1947 Tigers P 40 36 855 79 2.0 75 23 52 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.37
1948 Tigers P 39 35 817 64 1.6 63 11 52 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.08
1949 Tigers P 38 35 876 79 2.1 76 7 69 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.34
1950 Tigers P 35 30 641 49 1.4 47 10 37 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.98
1951 Tigers P 15 14 289 27 1.8 25 3 22 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.34
1952 Tigers P 25 19 462 44 1.8 41 10 31 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.40
1953 Tigers P 7 4 65 5 0.7 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1954 Indians P 26 1 140 10 0.4 10 3 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1955 Indians P 2 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 488 374 8,979 768 1.6 746 135 611 22 40 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.24
17 Years 488 374 8,979 768 1.6 746 135 611 22 40 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.24

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Hal Newhouser Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 7.20 7.20
1940 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 20.0 1.17 6.01 5.13
1941 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 30.0 0.77 5.51 7.13
1942 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 6.5 52.0 0.90 5.05 5.59
1943 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.1 13.0 1.30 6.62 5.11
1944 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 24.0 1.83 5.39 2.94
1945 Tigers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.9 6.4 1.93 6.09 3.16
1946 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 51.5 3.8 9.4 2.81 8.46 3.01
1947 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 10.7 1.60 5.56 3.47
1948 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 15.3 1.44 4.73 3.27
1949 Tigers 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 15.2 1.30 4.44 3.42
1950 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.3 9.3 1.07 3.66 3.41
1951 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 9.7 9.7 1.95 3.46 1.78
1952 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 5.1 11.5 1.21 3.33 2.75
1953 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.0 0.75 2.49 3.32
1954 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.0 1.39 4.82 3.47
1955 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.25 3.86 15.43
17 Years 3 3 .500 0 4 n/a 499.5 6.7 12.3 1.44 5.40 3.76

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Hal Newhouser Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Detroit Tigers 16 $2,100.00 - -
1940 Detroit Tigers 16 $3,000.00 - -
1941 Detroit Tigers 16 $4,200.00 - -
1942 Detroit Tigers 16 $4,800.00 Stats -
1943 Detroit Tigers 16 $7,500.00 Stats -
1944 Detroit Tigers 16 $8,500.00 Stats -
1945 Detroit Tigers 16 $24,000.00 n/a Stats
1946 Detroit Tigers 16 $40,000.00 Stats -
1947 Detroit Tigers 16 $70,000.00 Stats -
1948 Detroit Tigers 16 $55,000.00 Stats -
1949 Detroit Tigers 16 $70,000.00 - -
1950 Detroit Tigers 16 $55,000.00 - -
1951 Detroit Tigers 16 $45,000.00 - -
1952 Detroit Tigers 16 $34,000.00 - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 16 $32,000.00 - -
1954 Cleveland Indians 16 $15,000.00 - Stats
1955 Cleveland Indians 16 $15,000.00 - -
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Harold Newhouser was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Detroit Tigers (1939-1953) and Cleveland Indians (1954-1955). Hal, his nickname, was easily one of the most dominating pitchers during the 1940s. Teammates referred to him as Prince Hal, because of the way he carried himself on and off the field. Another nickname, Hurricane Hal, again, because of the way he carried himself on and off the field!

Did you know that during World War II Hal Newhouser attempted to sign up for military service, but was turned down because he was a 4-F (ineligible to be drafted) due to a leaky heart valve? Some other Prince Hal items of interest: Newhouser is the only pitcher in baseball history to win consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards (1944, 1945), he was the first Detroit Tigers hurler to win the Triple Crown of Pitching (1945), he was a two-time ERA Champion AND Strikeout Champion , he was the fourth Detroit Tiger whose number was retired (their first pitcher) and in 1992 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame .

Hal Newhouser Hall of Fame Plaque
Hal Newhouser | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1992 ( HOF )
Hal Newhouser won twenty-five (or more) games three times during his career. In each instance, Prince Hal led the American League in games won , all three league-leading seasons were done in consecutive order (1944-1945-1946), and he is the only Detroit Tigers pitcher to win twenty-five games more than once.

Hal Newhouser won twenty-nine games in 1944, the Detroit Tigers record for wins in a season by a left-handed pitcher. The franchise record for wins by a right-handed pitcher, thirty-one, was set by Denny McLain in 1968.

Hal Newhouser won (only) twenty-five games in 1945, but he also led the American League in earned run average (1.81), and strikeouts (212), a Triple Crown season that wasn't matched by another Tiger pitcher for sixty-six years, when Justin Verlander joined the incredibly elite set of Triple Crown pitchers.

Hal Newhouser won two-hundred games in a Tigers uniform, one of only four Detroit pitchers with at least two-hundred wins. The top three are Hooks Dauss (223 Wins), George Mullin (209 Wins) and Mickey Lolich (207 Wins).

On June 15, 1948 , Hal Newhouser threw a two-hitter in Briggs Stadium (better known as Tiger Stadium). It was the sixth, and final, two-hitter of his career, which also featured two one-hitters, and the game that night was historic, as it was first game played under the lights in Tiger Stadium. Newhouser was the winning pitcher.
Detroit Tigers First Night Game, Hal Newshouser Pitching
Detroit Tigers First Night Game | The News Journal | June 16, 1948 | Page 23

Last-Modified: March 10, 2020 5:08 AM EST

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