Monday, March 8, 2021

HOF Hal Newhouser

Hello. Last year I got a ton of cards for my Topps Hall of Fame project, which is, if you need reminding, to collect the last Topps card of all MLB players that were voted into the Hall of Fame. This is a beautiful card from 1955 of Hal Newhouser of the Cleveland Indians. 



Newhouser was elected into the HOF in 1992 by the Veterans committee. He played 15 years with Detroit and 2 with the Indians. He was a two-time MVP winner in back-to-back years (1944, 1945), won a Triple Crown, was a 7-time All-Star, won a couple of ERA titles, and won the World Series with the Tigers in 1945. His peak years for traditional stats seemed to have been from 1943 to 1949.  He was runner-up for MVP in 1946, so he nearly won three straight. Impressive stuff. 

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

  1. He seems like one of the pitchers who was darned good for a decent spell, but is often forgotten about.

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  2. Based on the impressive career highlights you listed... it's kinda surprising he needed the Veterans committee to get into Cooperstown.

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  3. I always forget that he is a HOFer. Nice card!

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