Harold "Prince Hal" Newhouser (May 20, 1921 – November 10, 1998) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons from 1939 to 1955 for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. Newhouser was considered to be the most dominating pitcher of the World War II era of baseball, winning a pitcher's triple crown for the Tigers in 1945.
After his retirement from baseball, Newhouser was away from baseball for 20 years while he served as a bank vice president. He later worked as a scout for several MLB teams. While scouting for the Houston Astros, he was angered when the team did not listen to his recommendation to draft Derek Jeter and instead picked Phil Nevin. He quit shortly after. Newhouser was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. He died several years later in a Michigan hospital.
By Dean Hanley
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