Hal Newhouser

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Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Nov 10, 1998 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1921
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Nov 10, 1998 (77)

About

Hall of Fame pitcher who won back-to-back AL MVP awards for the Detroit Tigers in 1944 and 1945; selected to 7 All-Star games and in 1945, he led the Tigers to a World Series Championship while also winning the triple crown.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in Detroit and was signed by the local Tigers in 1939.

Trivia

He was unable to serve in World War II due to a leaky heart valve.

Family Life

He married Beryl Newhouser in 1941.

Associated With

He discovered All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter while working as a scout for the Houston Astros.