Newton set the single-season NL record for errors by a pitcher (since 1900) with
17 for Cincinnati and Brooklyn in 1901. He had his best season in 1902 for Brooklyn,
when he went 15-14 with a 2.42 ERA. New York manager Clark Griffith claimed that
Newton's failure to stay in condition cost the Highlanders the 1906 pennant; Newton
was suspended mid-season for dissipation.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 4, 1905: The Highlanders field a unique battery: Doc Newton pitching and Mike "Doc" Powers catching, but only Powers is a physician. The Highlanders beat St. Louis, 7–3.
»April 12, 1909:
At Washington, the Yankees open the season under new manager George Stallings, losing to the Senators, 4-1. The Nationals score three runs in the first off journeyman Doc Newton to pave the way for Charlie Smith. Smith allows just four hits and strikes out 10.