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Hal Newhouser

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Hal Newhouser

Hal Newhouser was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans' Committee in 1992.

The first table below presents Hal Newhouser's career as measured by Player won-lost records. Retrosheet has only released complete play-by-play data since 1939. Before that time, I am missing 0 games from the early portion of Hal Newhouser's career. For seasons with missing games, I have extrapolated missing games based on the games that Retrosheet has released. Seasons with extrapolated games are italicized.

Hal Newhouser
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1939DET18
1
0.50.60.463-0.0
0.0
0.30.30.462-0.00.0
1940DET19
28
8.19.60.456-0.6
0.3
8.19.40.465-0.40.4
1941DET20
33
10.412.10.461-0.5
0.5
10.411.80.469-0.30.6
1942DET21
39
11.211.70.4900.1
1.1
10.810.70.5030.31.3
1943DET22
37
12.112.90.482-0.1
1.0
11.911.70.5030.41.5
1944DET23
47
21.513.90.6074.4
6.0
19.114.70.5662.84.3
1945DET24
40
22.114.50.6044.4
6.1
20.114.60.5793.35.0
1946DET25
37
22.514.40.6094.7
6.4
18.814.30.5692.94.5
1947DET26
40
19.116.90.5301.7
3.2
18.716.20.5361.93.3
1948DET27
39
19.814.90.5703.1
4.5
17.413.90.5562.33.7
1949DET28
38
17.914.90.5462.0
3.3
19.716.30.5472.33.7
1950DET29
35
14.714.80.4970.5
1.9
13.214.00.4860.11.4
1951DET30
16
6.45.90.5180.4
0.9
6.65.60.5430.71.2
1952DET31
26
8.79.00.4940.2
1.0
9.59.20.5070.51.3
1953DET32
7
1.22.10.373-0.4
-0.2
1.32.00.392-0.3-0.1
1954CLE33
26
3.32.60.5570.3
0.7
2.11.70.5510.20.4
1955CLE34
2
0.10.10.509-0.0
0.0
0.10.20.365-0.0-0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
491
199.4171.00.53820.3
36.8
188.2166.50.53016.732.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
4
1.51.60.490 0.21.41.30.522 0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
495
200.9172.60.538
37.0
189.6167.90.530 32.7


Hal Newhouser had an extraordinary 3-year peak from 1944 through 1946.

In 1944, Newhouser had a traditional won-lost record of 29-9 with a 2.22 ERA in a 311.1 innings pitched. He led the American League in wins and strikeouts (187).

In 1945, Newhouser had a traditional record of 25-9 with a 1.81 ERA in 313.1 innings pitched. He led the American League in wins, ERA, games started (36), complete games (29), shutouts (8), innings, and strikeouts (212).

In 1946, Newhouser went 26-9 with a 1.94 ERA, leading the league in wins for the third straight season and in ERA for the second straight season. He added 29 complete games, 6 shutouts, and 275 strikeouts in 292.2 innings pitched.
As measured by Player won-lost records, Hal Newhouser earned more than 6.0 pWORL in each of these three seasons. Across all seasons for which I have complete play-by-play data (1939 - 2017), 39 players have earned at least 6.0 pWORL in a season a total of 60 times.

The next table shows every player who has had two or more consecutive seasons of at least 6.0 pWORL.

Consecutive Seasons of 6.0 or more pWORL
Player Number Seasons
Hal Newhouser31944 - 1946
Joe L. Morgan21972 - 1973
Joe L. Morgan21975 - 1976
Pedro J. Martinez21999 - 2000
Denny McLain21968 - 1969
Barry Bonds22001 - 2002
Juan Marichal21965 - 1966


No player has had three consecutive seasons of 6.0 pWORL since Hal Newhouser.



All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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