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Bobo Newsom from the Chronology
Jun 16, 2001 - The Blue Jays recall veteran Tony Fernandez signed a week ago to a minor league contract with Syracuse after the Brewers released him May 30. Tony hits a 6th inning pinch single. For Fernandez it is his 4th tour of duty with the Jays making him just the second player since Bobo Newsom to make 4 tours of duty with one team. Bobo made 5 separate appearances for the old Senators the last in 1952. The other player is Rickey Henderson who has done 4 tours of duty with the A's.
Apr 5, 2000 - The Diamondbacks bite the Phillies 11-3 with Mike Morgan picking up the save. Arizona is his 12th major league team an ML record. (though Bobo Newsom switched teams more often). He also becomes the 25th player and 9th pitcher to appear in 4 decades. Earlier today Jesse Orosco of the Cardinals became the 24th player and 8th pitcher to do so. (See also Elmer Valo September 30 1939).
Jul 15, 1952 - The A's take a pair from the Browns winning the opener 7-6 when Eddie Joost hits a game-ending grand slam with the A's down by 3. Reliever Satchel Paige gets no one out and gives up 4 hits in the inning. Joost hits another homer in game 2 as Bobo Newsom wins 11-3.
Apr 29, 1952 - The White Sox sweep a pair at Washington winning 7-4 and 4-3 in 11 innings. In the nitecap Bobo Newsom making his 2nd appearance loses his first in relief. Bobo was signed before the season for a record 5th tour of duty with the Nationals. He'll even his record then be waived to the Browns.
Apr 10, 1948 - Desperate for pitching help the Giants sign the well-traveled Bobo Newsom released by the Yankees. After an 0-4 start in 11 games New York will pass the Buck and he will be out of the majors until 1952.
Oct 2, 1947 - The Dodgers squeak to a 9-8 win jumping on Bobo Newsom and Vic Raschi in the 2nd for 6 runs. Yogi Berra becomes the first player to hit a pinch HR in WS history hitting one off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca in the 7th inning.
Sep 8, 1947 - Bob Feller in relief of Bob Lemon in the 9th keeps the Yankees scoreless to save a 4-3 Cleveland win. George McQuinn who earlier hit two homers bloops a single with a man on to chase Lemon. Bobo Newsom who wilts in the 8th is the loser but New York is still 12 games in front.
Sep 3, 1947 - At Fenway the Yankees notch 18 hits all singles off three pitchers to stop the Red Sox 11-2 in game one. Bobo Newsom wins his 10th. Specs Shea with relief help from Joe Page wins the nitecap 9-6 to extend the Yankees lead to 12 1/2 games over Boston. DiMaggio has 6 hits in the twinbill to raise his average to .319 while Ted Williams the AL's leading hitter is 5-for-9 to push his average to .328. Bobby Doerr hits his 16th homer in the nitecap.
Jul 16, 1947 - In a Yankee uniform for just 2 days Bobo Newsom records his 200th victory a 3-1 win over Cleveland. It is New York's 17th straight win. Vic Raschi adds another win with a 7-2 victory in the nitecap.
Jul 13, 1947 - Making his 14th ML uniform switch Bobo Newsom joins the Yanks. His 7-5 record the rest of the way will help the Yankees to the title. The next season Newsom will join the Giants. To make room for Newsom the Yanks sell P Mel Queen to the Pirates.
Jul 24, 1946 - Washington's well-traveled Bobo Newsom stops Detroit's Dizzy Trout 1-0 handing Trout his 5th shutout loss of the year. Cecil Travis' single scores Stan Spence who has a 4-for-4 afternoon.
Jun 3, 1946 - The A's release Bobo Newsom at his own request. He becomes a Senator for the fourth time 2 days later.
Sep 27, 1945 - At Yankee Stadium the 4th place Yankees whip the Athletics 8-1. Pitcher Red Ruffing (7-3) who returned to the team in July helps his cause with a 3-run homer off Bobo Newsom. It is the 36th (and last) homer of his career: at this point only Wes Ferrell (38) has hit more as a pitcher. For Bobo it is his AL-high 20th loss of the season.
Sep 4, 1944 - The Yankees move past St. Louis and Detroit by bombing the A's 10-0 and 14-0. Two rookies are winners Monk Dubiel in the opener and Mel Queen in the nitecap. Queen had a double and 2 singles in the opener and George Stirnweiss has a steal in each game to run his total to 49. Bobo Newsom takes the loss in the opener while Luke Hamlin gives up 19 hits in a complete game loss in game 2. It's the first time since May 31st that the Yanks have been in 1st. The Red Sox are in 4th place 3 games behind.
Aug 21, 1943 - The Browns top the A's 5-3 and 4-1 to extend the Mackmen's losing streak to 15 games. Bobo Newsom wins the nitecap his first victory since joining the Browns more than a month ago. In the opener McQuinn and former A's catcher Frankie Hayes hit homers for St. Louis.
Jul 15, 1943 - The Dodgers send the suspended Bobo Newsom to the Browns for Fritz Ostermueller and Archie McKain. Bobo will last just 7 weeks in St. Louis going 1-6 before being sold to the Senators.
Jul 10, 1943 - Today's Dodger game is almost anticlimactic to a pregame attempted strike by the players following Leo Durocher's 3-game suspension of P Bobo Newsom the team's leading pitcher with 9 wins for insubordination. Minutes before the game SS Arky Vaughan handed his uniform to Durocher and refused to play. Durocher called for volunteers to play but by game time he had just a battery of Curt Davis and Bobby Bragan. Branch Rickey intervened and Vaughan and the others agreed to play. Vaughan and Durocher will never make up and Vaughan will sit out the next 3 seasons ostensibly to help the war effort by farming rather than play for The Lip. Only with Durocher's suspension in 1947 will the future Hall of Famer return to the Dodgers. Newsom 9-4 will be traded to the Browns on July 15th. When the game designated "Kitchen Fat Day" to allow women a free ticket if they bring one pound of fat to the game (5002 pounds of fat are collected for the war effort) finally starts the Dodgers wallop the Pirates 23-6 scoring the most runs they will in a game the rest of this century. Only twice in team history have they scored more: 25 on May 20 1896 and September 23 1901.
Jun 16, 1943 - Behind the fine pitching of Carl Fischer lately of Jersey City the Giants nip Bobo Newsom and the Dodgers 3-2. Sid Gordon guns down two base runners from LF Mel Ott has two hits including a homer and walks his last time up. The base on balls is the first of 7 straight that he will receive over the next two games a new NL mark.
Sep 13, 1942 - In Philadelphia the Cards blow a 1-0 lead in the 9th and lose 2-1 then win the 2nd game 3-2. The Dodgers blow their opportunity by losing twice to Reds. Bobo Newsom who had planned to pitch both games of the doubleheader loses the 1st game 6-3. Durocher then went with Curt Davis in the 2nd game and the Phils won again 4-1. The Dodgers are now in 2nd place.
Aug 31, 1942 - Larry MacPhail seeks insurance for the Dodger pennant run by buying Bobo Newsom from the Senators for $25000. The purchase had been rumored for weeks. The veteran will respond by shutting out Cincinnati 2-0 in three days. [Blanking the Reds is not difficult. Bill McKechnie's team will hit .231 for the season the lowest in the ML since the Highlanders hit .229 in 1914 and Brooklyn .229 in 1910.]
Apr 30, 1942 - A month after selling veteran P Bobo Newsom who had slipped to 12-20 record after three 20-win seasons to Washington the Tigers sell Schoolboy Rowe to the Dodgers. The vet will win just two in Brooklyn before making a comeback in Philadelphia.
Apr 15, 1942 - At Washington Bobo Newsom holds the Yankees in check for three innings but New York tallies three in the 4th and rolls on to a 9-3 victory. DiMaggio has a single double and long homer with two on into the CF bleachers. Phil Rizzuto adds three singles to make the win easier for Spud Chandler.
Aug 17, 1941 - The Browns and Tigers split a pair. Bobo Newsom wins the opener for Detroit 8-1 allowing 5 hits. Caster then wins for the Browns 6-1 on 3 hits. In game 2 Harland Clift drives in all 6 St. Louis runs with a grand slam and 2-run double.
Oct 8, 1940 - With only one day's rest Bobo Newsom comes back for the Tigers and nearly has enough to win. Detroit gets an unearned run off Paul Derringer in the 3rd and Newsom holds the Reds scoreless through 6 innings. In the 7th however Frank McCormick and Jimmy Ripple hit consecutive doubles and Ripple later ambles in from 3B on Billy Myers' sac ?y. Derringer gives up 7 hits in the first 6 innings but sets the Tigers down in order in the final 3 frames. Old Jimmy Wilson catches 6 of the 7 games hits .353 and has the only SB of the Series. The Reds' share is $5803 and the Tigers get $3532.
Oct 6, 1940 - Detroit regains the advantage with Bobo Newsom pitching even better than he had in the first game. Newsom's 8-0 three-hit whitewash is the first Detroit shutout in the WS since 1909.
Oct 2, 1940 - The Series opens in Cincinnati and the Reds lose 7-2 the 10th straight WS loss for a NL team. The Tigers bunch 5 singles a walk and an error in the 2nd off Paul Derringer to score 5 runs. Bruce Campbell adds a 2-run HR and Bobo Newsom rations 8 hits and only one walk. Bobo's father visiting from South Carolina dies in a Cincinnati hotel the next morning.
Sep 27, 1940 - Besides Bobo Newsom (21-5) Schoolboy Rowe (16-3) and Tommy Bridges (12-9) the Tigers pitching staff combines for a losing record. Needing one victory to gain the title manager Del Baker decides to withhold Newsom and Rowe and picks 30-year-old rookie Floyd Giebell. Giebell shuts out the Indians 2-0 to beat Bob Feller who gives up just 3 hits including a wind-blown two-run homer by Rudy York down the LF line. The ball would likely have been caught at League Park. Not eligible for the WS Giebell never wins another game in the majors. During the game unruly Cleveland fans shower the field with fruit and vegetables delaying the game. Greenberg is hit by a tomato while in the field. At one point a basket of green tomatoes is dropped onto Tigers C Birdie Tebbetts' head while he sits in the bullpen knocking him out for a few moments. When Birdie recovers he finds the unruly fan now in the hands of the police and punches him.
Sep 25, 1940 - In Detroit Bobo Newsom wins a clutch doubleheader for the Tigers pitching 2 innings of relief in the opener against the White Sox for his 20th win. Detroit wins 10-9 in 10 innings on Rudy York's double. Bobo goes the distance in the nightcap for his 21st win a 3-2 triumph. Greenberg contributes his 41st homer and 150th RBI in the 2nd game. Detroit now leads by 2 games.
Sep 16, 1940 - The Indians split a doubleheader with the last-place A's winning 8-3 and losing 3-2while the Tigers move to a 1/2 game back by beating the Senators 9-2. Bobo Newsom cops his 19th win.
Sep 14, 1940 - The Yankees finally erupt against Detroit pitching bombarding Bobo Newsom for a 16-7 win. Joe Gordon clouts two homers and Joe DiMaggio has two doubles among his 4 hits as he takes over the AL hitting lead from Rip Radcliff. The Tigers lead the AL by a half game as Red Sox rookie Earl Johnson stops the Indians 2-1.
Sep 6, 1940 - Detroit's Bobo Newsom wins his 18th and hands Cleveland its 5th straight loss topping the Tribe 10-5. The Indians now lead the AL by a game.
Jul 17, 1940 - Going for his 14th straight win Detroit's Bobo Newsom breaks his right thumb in the 4th inning against Boston and the Sox pound relievers to win the opener 8-3. Al Benton takes the loss as Bobo leaves with a 3-2 lead. Detroit loses the nitecap 8-5 and drops into a 2nd place tie with the Red Sox. Bobo's injury occurs in the 4th when he is covers 1st and takes a throw from Rudy York. The doctor predicts Newsom will be out 4 weeks but Bobo says 10 days.
Jul 13, 1940 - It's lucky 13 for Bobo Newsom as the Detroit ace wins his 13th straight. Bobo allows 2 Washington hits in shutting out the Nats 4-0 in the nitecap of 2. Detroit wins the opener as well 4-3. The 2 wins move the Bengals within a point of 1st place.
Jul 6, 1940 - The Tigers sweep a pair from the Browns and move within 2 percentage points of the Indians. In an 11-2 win Bobo Newsom allows three hits in winning his 12th straight-all complete games as Detroit pounds Vern Kennedy for 12 hits in 4+ innings. Detroit scores two unearned runs in the nitecap to give young Johnny Gorsica the win over John Niggeling. Niggeling allows just 4 hits.
Jul 1, 1940 - Detroit's Bobo Newsom wins his 11th victory in a row 3-1 over the White Sox. Rigney takes the loss.
Oct 1, 1939 - The Tigers and Indians split Cleveland winning the opener 8-3 behind Feller's 24th win. The Tigers take the nitecap 1-0 behind Bobo Newsom's 20th win of the year. Bob won 3 with St. Louis before being traded to Detroit.
Sep 10, 1939 - Detroit's Bobo Newsom beats the White Sox 5-1 and as noted by historian Lyle Spatz stops Johnny Rigney's consecutive win streak of 11 games. Rigney's mark is a club record that will be tied (Gary Peters 1963) and finally topped by LaMarr Hoyt (13 in one season) and Wilson Alvarez both with 15 over 2 seasons.
May 13, 1939 - In a 10-player deal Bobo Newsom goes from the St. Louis Browns along with Beau Bell Red Kress and Jim Walkup to Detroit for Vern Kennedy Bob Harris George Gill Roxie Lawson Chet Laabs and Mark Christman. It is one of the biggest trades of the 1930s. Newsom will rack up 17 wins this year as a Tiger to finish at 20-11. Stephens will be the reverse finishing at 9-20 while Gill 0-1 after two fine seasons with the Tigers will be 1-12 with the Browns.
May 7, 1939 - After seven straight road wins the Red Sox lose to the Browns 6-3 and drop to 2nd place. Bobo Newsom's 7-hitter stops Boston. The Yankees take over first place and remain there the rest of the season.
Oct 2, 1938 - Bobo Newsom wins his 20th game for the 7th-place Browns and strikes out 13 with his 226 K's for the year just missing the league lead. His 192 walks also just misses the lead as well: it'll be the highest total for any ML pitcher this century not named Feller or Ryan.
May 18, 1938 - After Bobo Newsom equals the AL record with 6 consecutive strikeouts Joe DiMaggio hits his 2nd HR of the game and Newsom and the Browns lose to New York 11-7. DiMag drives in 5 runs and WP Lefty Gomez knocks in 3.
Sep 17, 1937 - Beating the Red Sox 4-1 Cleveland's Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight without a loss equaling Tom Zachary's 1929 record of 12-0. Odell Hale's 3-run HR in the 7th off Bobo Newsom is the margin.
Sep 8, 1937 - It's a day the Red Sox would rather forget. In the opener at Yankee Stadium New York's Red Ruffing and Bobo Newsom battle to a 2-2 tie before Myril Hoag drives in Gehrig with the winning run in the 9th inning. Then in game 2 the Yankees make just two hits off Jack Wilson and are down 6-1 with two outs in the 9th inning but rally for 8 runs to win 9-6. Two doubles a double error by Cronin and a single by Joe DiMaggio ties the score at 6 apiece. With two men on Bosox reliever Al Thomas comes in and serves up one pitch to Lou Gehrig who parks a game-winning 3-run HR his 33rd round tripper of the season. Frank Makosky who pitches the 9th is winner.
Jul 14, 1937 - Bobo Newsom tops the Browns 15-6 for his 5th straight win since coming to the Red Sox. Boston's Fabian Gaffke ties the AL record as he scores 5 runs. The Red Sox move into 2nd place 6 1/2 games behind New York.
Jun 30, 1937 - Wes Ferrell and the Senators top the Red Sox and Bobo Newsom 6-4. In the first meeting since the two righties swapped uniforms three weeks ago Ferrell drives in the tying and winning runs in the 8th with the bases loaded. Jimmy Foxx has a homer for Boston while Cecil Travis has a single and a pair of triples for the Nats. A Washington crowd of 22000 is on hand for the prearranged match between the 2 pitchers.
Jun 12, 1937 - In a split with the Red Sox the Tigers lose the services of C Ray Hayworth who fractures his arm in game 2 when hit by a Bobo Newsom pitch. Birdie Tebbetts takes over. The Sox win 5-4 in 10 innings after losing 3-2 in game 1. Foxx has a homer in each game.
Aug 18, 1936 - In St. Louis Chief Hogsett starts both ends of a doubleheader for the Browns in a split with the Tigers. The Chief gets chased in the opener but reliever Jack Knott ties up the 10-7 win for the Hornsbymen. The Tigers blow Hogsett away in game 2 to win 15-3 behind Eldon Auker. Except for Bobo Newsom (3 times) no AL hurler will start twice in a day until Wilbur Wood in 1973.
Jul 23, 1936 - The White Sox edge the Nationals 7-6 for their 17th win in 21 games. Vern Kennedy wins his 9th straight when he drives home the winner with an 8th-inning double against Bobo Newsom. Luke Appling is 2-for-4 to keep his Al-leading batting average at .382.
Jul 10, 1936 - Bobo Newsom pitches one-hit ball in blanking the Tigers 5-0. The lone hit off the Washington pitcher is Jack Burns' 3rd-inning grounder that both the first baseman and 2nd baseman go after. 2B Kuhel stops the ball but no one covers the bag.
May 15, 1936 - Washington's Bobo Newsom strikes out 11 former teammates to hand the Browns their 23rd loss in their last 27 games. The Nats win 10-5 behind a 17-hit attack. Les Tietja is the loser without retiring a batter.
Apr 14, 1936 - At Griffith Stadium Vice-President James Garner makes the march to the flagpole for the President. Then to a standing ovation from 31000 Franklin Roosevelt tosses out the first ball (but misses the catcher) in the Senators opener against New York. Nats starter Bobo Newsom pitches a masterful game surviving a 5th inning beaning when he is hit by a throw to first by 3B Ossie Bluege to shut out the Yankees 1-0 on 4 hits. Lefty Gomez loses his second straight 1-0 Opener. Roosevelt stays till the 9th muchning peanuts and keeping his own scorecard.
Sep 14, 1935 - The Senators win their fifth straight beating the Indians 5-1. Bobo Newsom scatters 10 hits-5 by Earl Averill including two doubles and a triple-to go the route. Joe Vosmik in the race for the batting championship at .345 breaks out of his recent slump going 1-for-4.
Aug 27, 1935 - The Browns sweep a pair from Washington winning 10-6 and 11-1. In game 2 both Russ Van Atta and Bobo Newsom yield 9 hits but Bobo walks 12 Browns hits another and adds a wild pitch.