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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: There’s one category a pitcher does not want to lead the league in: most water coolers tossed. In Detroit, ornery Hal Newhouser is a threat to upend the most water coolers every summer. His temper is infamous, but so are the pitches that unfurl from his long left wing. Newhouser has been known to confront a teammate after an untimely error is made behind him, he doesn’t shy away from confrontation. While it might rankle his own team at times, Hal’s spirit thoroughly stymies the opposition every four days. His overhand curve, which falls to the bottom of the strike zone like a sack of cement in a swimming pool, is nearly impossible to hit. Prince Hal also utilizes a top-notch fastball, which almost makes it unfair for American League batters.


Birth Date: May 20, 1921
Birth Location: Detroit, MI
Death Date: November 10, 1998
Death Location: Southfield MI, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: September 29, 1939
Final Game Date: May 3, 1955
Years Played: 17
Games Played: 492
At Bats: 999
Runs: 71
Hits: 201
Doubles: 22
Triples: 2
Home Runs: 2
RBIs: 81
Stolen Bases: 3
Base on Balls: 89
Batting Average: 0.201
Position: Pitcher

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