Today in Tribe History: November 10, 1998
Bob Toth | On 10, Nov 2014
Six-time American League All-Star and two-time AL Most Valuable Player Hal Newhouser passes away at the age of 77.
Newhouser spent his first 15 seasons pitching in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, with the Tigers. He represented them in the All-Star Game in each of the six games played between 1942 and 1948. He won the AL MVP award in 1944 with a 29-9 record and repeated the feat the next season with a 25-9 record with a league-best 1.81 ERA. He finished second in 1946.
Newhouser joined the Cleveland Indians in 1954 and was 7-2 with a 2.51 ERA almost exclusively out of the bullpen for the AL Pennant winning club. “Prince Hal” appeared in two more games for the Indians in 1955 before his release in May.