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Bobo NewsomTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1929-1953 MLB Years: 1929-1953
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PositionsP-600Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLouis Norman Newsom
Height6-2Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 11,1907PlaceHartsville,South Carolina
Death DateDecember 7,1962 [55.118]
High SchoolHartsville (Hartsville,SC)
MLB DebutSeptember 11,1929 [22.031]
OrganizationsWS1 [8] PHA [5] SLA [5] BRO [4] DET [3] BOS [1] CHN [1] NY1 [1] NYA [1] Awards0Awards Voting4-248
TBC Player ID15951Retrosheet IDnewsb101MLBAM ID119749
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for St. Louis Browns in 1935, 1938-1939, Washington Senators in 1936, Detroit Tigers in 1940-1941 and Philadelphia Athletics in 1945
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts79Walks36Hittable58SO/BB64vsPower58Hitting53Durability75Team.480Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1929Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr-S/R210310.6132100009.01512110560002.1414.46--4.825.791.20.0003.48
1930Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr-Rel22000.0020200203.02200211001.336.00--6.003.000.50-4.83
1932Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27Rel24000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00-3.02
1934St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla21ST2616204.0147321515295262.0259138117151491355001.568.890.515.114.630.91.4444.54
1935St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla21ST27064.85761101142.2542923213222001.5711.390.422.744.641.69.0003.55
1935Washington Senators IALMLBws121S/R2711124.452823517242198.022210898984653101.5410.070.413.812.950.77.4784.26
1936Washington Senators IALMLBws112ST2817154.324338524432285.2294160137131461568101.549.260.414.604.911.07.5314.30
1937Washington Senators IALMLBws112ST29345.8511101300067.2764944448392001.8310.110.536.385.190.81.4294.78
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12ST2913104.463027314120207.2193114103141191274101.508.360.615.165.501.07.5654.41
1938St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla12ST3020165.084440431031329.2334205186301922263101.609.120.825.246.171.18.5564.48
1939St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla12ST31314.73660300045.2502624522280001.589.850.994.345.521.27.7504.62
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet12ST3117103.373531421342246.022210092141041644001.338.120.513.806.001.58.6303.65
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet12ST322152.833634220310264.023511083191001642201.278.010.653.415.591.64.8083.66
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet12ST3312204.604336712252250.0265140128151181753001.539.530.544.246.291.48.3753.46
1942Washington Senators IALMLBws112ST3411174.933029115210213.22361351175921132001.549.940.213.884.761.23.3932.96
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro8S/R34223.38651210032.0281312114211001.317.880.283.945.911.50.5002.82
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro8S/R35943.022212106171125.01135142457753001.368.140.294.105.401.32.6922.99
1943St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla15,33ST35167.391091001052.0694543735370001.9911.871.206.026.361.06.1434.74
1943Washington Senators IALMLBws100ST35333.83660200040.0382217121110001.488.550.234.732.480.52.5003.76
1944Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha16ST3613152.823733418231265.02431008311821428001.238.250.372.784.821.73.4642.94
1945Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha16ST378203.293634216310257.025511194121031272001.398.920.423.604.441.23.2863.36
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha16ST38353.371091310058.2612722230320001.559.360.314.604.911.07.3753.27
1946Washington Senators IALMLBws10ST381182.782422214211178.01636355560823001.258.240.253.034.151.37.5792.84
1947Washington Senators IALMLBws10ST39464.0914131100083.2994438237401101.6310.650.223.984.301.08.4003.18
1947New York YankeesALMLBnya34ST39752.80171526210115.21093836830420001.208.480.622.333.271.40.5833.45
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny148S/R40044.211147001025.235161211391001.8712.270.354.563.160.69.0003.98
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws112Rel44114.9710010008212.216772950001.9711.371.426.393.550.56.5005.79
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha20S/R44333.591459103147.2381919223222001.287.170.384.344.150.96.5003.46
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha20Rel45214.8917215109038.2442421324160001.7610.240.705.593.720.67.6674.63
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter2112223.986004831172463171213751.03769190816642061732208260701.469.020.494.154.981.20.4870.99
Washington Senators I Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter61664.281661412576101771077.211445885134149751119301.529.540.344.144.261.03.480-
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29443.221148331396162665.06412812393026233912001.358.640.403.534.571.29.397-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter50353.5911410113538104760.0722350303483225039201.378.550.573.815.951.56.588-
St. Louis Browns Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter40494.831149321502147730.27664433935941144810101.619.410.725.055.501.09.449-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13104.463027314120207.2193114103141191274101.508.360.615.165.501.07.565-
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1163.102817118271157.01416454571964001.358.080.294.075.501.35.647-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter752.80171526210115.21093836830420001.208.480.622.333.271.40.583-
New York Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter044.211147001025.235161211391001.8712.270.354.563.160.69.000-
Brooklyn Robins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter038.03523002012.01714110771001.9512.41--5.115.111.00.000-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12133.983528714241220.022111297121011224001.469.020.494.154.981.20.4800.99

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1929Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr-p2132000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1934St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla21p26509361720080121003000.183.200.204.40419298.205.021.032.1902.0410.205.000.000.0011.76
1935St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla21p27711010000000002000.091.091.091.1821013.091.000.000.0850.000.000.000.000.000.00
1935Washington Senators IALMLBws121p27287362221010103904000.301.329.356.68526380.344.055.110.3183.7511.253.000.000.0013.64
1935Totals for AL-AL         358462321010103906000.274.299.321.62027393.307.047.095.2883.239.683.000.000.0013.04
1936Washington Senators IALMLBws112p28441081123200110032304000.213.234.231.465252115.271.018.046.2212.6120.007.670.000.008.70
1937Washington Senators IALMLBws112p291325230011001400000.120.154.240.3946126.100.120.160.1803.8515.384.003.8525.0033.33
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos12p29317591941040021404000.253.273.333.60625581.311.080.107.2772.4717.287.000.000.0026.32
1937Totals for AL-AL         44100112241150031804000.220.243.310.553316107.259.090.120.2532.8016.826.000.93100.0027.27
1938St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla12p30461249314001600121014000.250.256.282.538354139.301.032.040.2490.7215.1121.000.000.0012.90
1939St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla12p31618041001000200000.222.222.278.5005118.250.056.056.2280.0011.110.000.000.0025.00
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet12p31359761801070011604006.186.194.206.400201102.222.020.031.1860.9815.6916.000.000.005.56
1939Totals for AL-AL         4111562211080011804006.191.198.217.415252120.227.026.035.1930.8315.0018.000.000.009.09
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet12p3236107923500160011704004.215.222.262.484285112.256.047.056.2210.8915.1817.000.000.0021.74
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet12p3343883900030022015003.102.132.102.2349096.132.000.023.1172.0820.8310.000.000.000.00
1942Washington Senators IALMLBws112p34307551220030002504005.160.160.187.34714279.240.027.027.1630.0031.650.000.000.0016.67
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro8p34611000000000501001.000.000.000.0000012.000.000.000.0000.0041.670.000.000.000.00
1942Totals for MLB-MLB         368651220030003005006.140.140.163.30314291.214.023.023.1420.0032.970.000.000.0016.67
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro8p35224441100060001103001.250.250.250.50011047.333.000.000.2380.0023.400.000.000.000.00
1943St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla15,33p351015050002000001000.333.333.333.6665016.333.000.000.3170.000.000.000.000.000.00
1943Totals for MLB-MLB         387441800090001204002.243.243.243.48618078.290.000.000.2320.0015.380.000.000.000.00
1943Washington Senators IALMLBws100p35615020001000100001.133.133.133.2662015.143.000.000.1270.006.670.000.000.000.00
1942Totals for AL-AL         1630070003000101001.233.233.233.4667031.241.000.000.2210.003.230.000.000.000.00
1943Totals for MLB-MLB         387441800090001204002.243.243.243.48618078.290.000.000.2320.0015.380.000.000.000.00
1944Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha1636378841020020002009003.114.114.136.25012297.147.022.023.1170.0020.620.000.000.0020.00
1945Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha16p37368631410020012107000.163.172.174.34615194.215.011.023.1661.0622.3421.000.000.007.14
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha16p381019021002000504000.105.105.158.2633123.143.053.053.1210.0021.740.000.000.0050.00
1946Washington Senators IALMLBws10p38246251000020001507002.161.161.161.32210069.213.000.000.1520.0021.740.000.000.000.00
1943Totals for AL-AL         3481512100400020011002.148.148.160.30813192.197.012.012.1460.0021.740.000.000.008.33
1947Washington Senators IALMLBws10p391429172003000602001.241.241.310.5519231.304.069.069.2530.0019.350.000.000.0028.57
1947New York YankeesALMLBnya34p3917420400010001101001.095.095.095.1904043.129.000.000.0890.0025.580.000.000.000.00
1943Totals for AL-AL         317111120040001703002.155.155.183.33813274.204.028.028.1600.0022.970.000.000.0018.18
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny148p40117230000000101000.429.429.429.858308.500.000.000.4030.0012.500.000.000.000.00
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws112p44102000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha20p441415020001000501002.133.133.133.2662016.200.000.000.1240.0031.250.000.000.000.00
1946Totals for AL-AL         2417020001000701002.118.118.118.2362018.200.000.000.1110.0038.890.000.000.000.00
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha20p45176110000000101000.167.167.167.334107.200.000.000.1530.0014.290.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter606133786253283110211172661860030.189.200.217.417290321441.236.028.040.0001.1818.4615.650.071,337.0012.65
Washington Senators I Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter16938930798113110785021009.203.217.237.4549210417.257.034.054.0001.6820.3812.140.24389.0012.66
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter114292185051026004531130013.171.185.195.380576310.209.024.038.0001.2917.1013.250.000.0012.00
St. Louis Browns Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11926115587002701333020000.222.231.249.480657284.254.027.034.0001.0611.6211.000.000.0012.07
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter114214829400700152022005.136.140.154.294334237.179.018.023.0000.4221.9452.000.000.0013.79
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter317591941040021404000.253.273.333.60625581.311.080.107.0002.4717.287.000.000.0026.32
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter285541100060001604002.200.200.200.40011059.282.000.000.0000.0027.120.000.000.000.00
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter17420400010001101001.095.095.095.1904043.129.000.000.0000.0025.580.000.000.000.00
New York Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter117230000000101000.429.429.429.858308.500.000.000.0000.0012.500.000.000.000.00
Brooklyn Robins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter32000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16235723687102700571023008.189.200.217.417789385.236.028.040.0001.1818.4615.650.071,337.0012.65

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1929Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr21P3-9-2-1221.0000.670.22-----3100.02.0
1930Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr22P2-3-------------2100.01.3
1932Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P1-1-1-1111.0001.001.00-----1100.00.6
1934St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla26P47-2621349216462.9691.320.24-----5094.030.9
1935Washington Senators IALMLBws127P28-198627243533.9431.180.17-----28100.018.3
1935St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27P7-42-10--10101.0001.430.24-----7100.04.6
1936Washington Senators IALMLBws128P43-2851150156261.9841.420.21-----4497.728.1
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P30-2078293-4037.9251.230.18-----3196.819.7
1937Washington Senators IALMLBws129P11-67312-115151.0001.360.22-----1384.67.2
1938St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla30P44-3291138215149.9611.110.15-----4695.728.9
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet31P35-246833314441.9321.170.17-----35100.022.7
1939St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla31P6-4546--10101.0001.670.22-----6100.03.9
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet32P36-264332333835.9210.970.13-----36100.023.4
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet33P43-250536224341.9530.950.16-----43100.027.9
1942Washington Senators IALMLBws134P30-213531534136.8781.200.17-----30100.019.9
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34P6-3213--441.0000.670.13-----6100.03.9
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro35P22-125225-427271.0001.230.22-----22100.014.4
1943St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla35P10-5215--661.0000.600.12-----10100.06.6
1943Washington Senators IALMLBws135P6-4024--661.0001.000.15-----6100.03.9
1944Philadelphia Blue JaysNLMLBphb36P37-265345--48481.0001.300.18-----370.024.2
1945Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha37P36-2571228214240.9521.110.16-----36100.024.0
1946Washington Senators IALMLBws138P24-178318--21211.0000.880.12-----24100.015.6
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha38P10-5817-1881.0000.800.14-----10100.06.5
1947New York YankeesALMLBnya39P17-115312-115151.0000.880.13-----17100.011.0
1947Washington Senators IALMLBws139P14-83262-108.8000.570.10-----14100.09.1
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny140P11-25141-65.8330.450.20-----11100.07.1
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha44P14-47210-112121.0000.860.26-----14100.09.1
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws144P10-1214--551.0000.500.42-----10100.06.5
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha45P17-3817-1881.0000.470.21-----17100.011.0
MLB Totals for P - 20 season(s)-   P600-37481125342832674646.9581.080.17-----6000.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1929Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr213----------
1930Brooklyn RobinsNLMLBbkr222----------
1932Chicago CubsNLMLBchn241----------
1934St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla2647----------
1935Washington Senators IALMLBws12728----------
1935St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla277----------
1936Washington Senators IALMLBws12843----------
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2930----------
1937Washington Senators IALMLBws12911----------
1938St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla3044----------
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet3135----------
1939St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla316----------
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet3236----------
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet3343----------
1942Washington Senators IALMLBws13430----------
1942Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro346----------
1943Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro3522----------
1943St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla3510----------
1943Washington Senators IALMLBws1356----------
1944Philadelphia Blue JaysNLMLBphb3637----------
1945Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3736----------
1946Washington Senators IALMLBws13824----------
1946Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3810----------
1947New York YankeesALMLBnya3917----------
1947Washington Senators IALMLBws13914----------
1948New York GiantsNLMLBny14011----------
1952Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha4414----------
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws14410----------
1953Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha4517----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1940Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB32211.3833026.018441700.856.230.001.385.884.250.00.667
1947New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB390119.292002.1652003.8123.140.007.710.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs222.86505300028.324090617001.067.620.001.915.402.830.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1940Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB32310110000000100000.100.100.100.2001010.111.000.0000.0010.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs310110000000100000.100.100.100.2001010.111.000.0000.0010.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1953-11-19Released by Athletics. 
1952-06-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1952-06-16Released by Senators. 
1949-04-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Senators. 
1948-06-19Released by Giants. 
1948-04-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1948-02-06Released by Yankees. 
1947-07-11Purchased by Yankees from Senators. 
1946-06-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Senators. 
1946-06-03Released by Phillies. 
1943-12-13TradeTraded by Senators to Athletics for Roger Wolff. 
1943-08-31Purchased by Senators from Browns. 
1943-07-15TradeTraded by Dodgers to Browns for Archie McKain and Fritz Ostermueller. 
1942-08-30Purchased by Dodgers from Senators. 
1942-03-31Purchased by Senators from Tigers. 
1939-05-13TradeTraded by Browns with Jim Walkup, Red Kress and Beau Bell to Tigers for Mark Christman, Chet Laabs, Roxie Lawson, George Gill, Bob Harris and Vern Kennedy. 
1937-10-02TradeTraded by Red Sox with Buster Mills and Red Kress to Browns for Joe Vosmik. 
1937-06-11TradeTraded by Senators with Ben Chapman to Red Sox for Mel Almada, Wes Ferrell and Rick Ferrell. 
1935-05-21Purchased by Senators from Browns. 
1928-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.