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Louis Norman "Bobo" Newsom
Birth: Aug. 11, 1907
Darlington County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1962
Winter Park
Orange County
Florida, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He toured the major leagues for 20 years, playing for eight different clubs, but played for Washington five times, Brooklyn three times, and the Athletics twice. He got the nickname Bobo, because that was what he called everyone else; it is said he was rarely around long enough to learn their names. Talkative and swelling with confidence, he could usually back up his talk, but for all his gruffness and posturing, he was a sentimental and kind-hearted guy who just wanted to be loved by the fans and his teammates. He would brag, "Ol' Bobo is on the mound today and you can put it in the win column." Three seasons in a row he won 20 or more games, but four times he led the league in losses. He is one of two pitchers to win over 200 games and lose even more. Misfortune plagued Newsom. He once pitched nine no-hit innings only to lose 2-1 on a 10th-inning hit; he was suspended by his own manager for throwing a spitball. He had his kneecap broken by a line drive (off the bat of Earl Averill of Cleveland) yet hobbled on to a complete-game victory. When the coach asked him if he should come out of the game, he replied "You kidding me? I said it was broke, I didn't say I was dead." Another time, he suffered a broken jaw during a game, but finished that game, too. President Roosevelt was at that game, and Bobo exclaimed, in spite of his injury, "When the President comes to see Ol' Bobo pitch, he ain't gonna let him down." In the 1940, he had a 21-5 record that year; the Tigers made it to the World Series. Bobo pitched three complete games in the seven-game Series. His father died suddenly after seeing him win the first game, but while his family made the trip back to Hartsville, for the funeral, Newsom dedicated his next start to his dad and won. However, in Game Seven of the Series, he lost to the Reds, 2-1 thereby losing the Series. In summary, he pitched 211 career wins; he pitched in four decades; was a 4-time 20-game winner; and he was traded 17 times, which is an MLB record. (bio by: Edgewater) 
Family links: 
  Henry Quillan Buffkin Newsom (1872 - 1940)
  Lillian Hicks Newsom (1877 - 1924)
  Marion D Newsom (1900 - 1973)*
  Alline Newsom Gaillard (1904 - 1980)*
  Louis Norman Newsom (1907 - 1962)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the liver
Magnolia Cemetery
Darlington County
South Carolina, USA
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Originally Created by: Edgewater
Record added: Nov 09, 2005
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