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 Harold “Prince Hal” Newhouser

Harold “Prince Hal” Newhouser

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Nov 1998 (aged 77)
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Novi, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Masonic Garden, Lot 195-A, Grave 3
Memorial ID 4230 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. For seventeen seasons (1939 to 1955), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. Born Harold Newhouser, he attended Wilbur Wright High School in Detroit and was signed by the Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1939. He marked his Major League debut on September 29th, 1939 (his only appearance that season) and during the next four years, he posted a win-loss record of .500 or below. In 1944, he flourished with a Major League-leading 29 wins which earned him the American League MVP Award and the following season he captured the triple-crown for a pitcher, as he led the league with 25 wins, 212 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA , receiving his second consecutive MVP Award (an unprecedented accomplishment for a pitcher), while the Tigers were en route to the world championship. During the 1945 World Series, he pitched in 3 games and recorded 22 strikeouts in 20 innings, with a 2 win 1 loss total. In 1946, Newhouser continue his dominance as he led the league in wins with 26 and ERA with 1.94, nearly earning a third MVP, finishing second-place in voting behind Ted Williams. Once again in 1948, he topped the 20-win mark with his league-leading 21 victories. He experienced his second World Series with the 1954 American League Pennant-winning Indians, as he pitched in one game during that Fall Classic. In 488 career regular season games, he amassed a 207 win 150 loss record with 1,796 strikeouts and a 3.06 lifetime ERA in 2,993 innings pitched. Following his playing career, he served as a Major League scout for many years and is credited with discovering star pitcher Milt Pappas. He was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and his uniform number 16 was retired by the Tigers in 1997. Newhouser died of complications heart problems and emphysema.

Bio by: C.S.


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Dear Husband & Father

"Prince Hal"

Member, Baseball Hall of Fame


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold “Prince Hal” Newhouser (20 May 1921–10 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4230, citing Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Novi, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .