Sunday, October 24, 2010

1955 Topps #24 - Hal Newhouser

Show of hands if you knew right off hand that Newhouser was a hall of famer. Anyone? I didn't.

Hal Newhouser (b. 1921 - d. 1998) was considered to be the most dominating pitcher of his era. (I would imagine that Bob Feller was #1A.) Anyway, Newhouser played from 1939 to 1955 for the Detroit Tigers and CLeveland Indians. That would make this his final Topps card. He ended his career with a record of 207-150 and an ERA of 3.06. He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1992.

(DECEASED 15)
(HALL OF FAME 4)
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