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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsBobo NewsomLouis Norman “Buck” NewsomBorn: Aug. 11, 1907 in Hartsville, S.C.Died: Dec. 7, 1962 in Orlando, Fl.Debut: 1929 | Pos: PH: 6’2″ | W: 220 | B: R | T: RYrWLGSVIPSOERA20211222600213759.117323.98>> Visit theBobo Newsom biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Bobo Newsom, bornin Hartsville, South Carolina, played with eight teams in his 20-year pitchingcareer and was a part of 16 trades — the highest total for a major leagueplayer in history. In his career, he won 211 games, but lost 222. He isone of only two pitchers in major league history to win 200 games or moreand lose more times than they won. Newsom had four 20-winseasons in the majors. He also had three 20-loss seasons and led the leaguein losses four times. He appeared in four All-Star Games – 1938, 1939,1940 and 1944. In 1938, he led the league with 329.2 innings pitched. Heled the league with complete games in 1938 with 31 and 1939 with 24. In1942, Newsom led the league in strikeouts with 113. In postseason pitchingappearances, Newsom finished with a 2-2 record and a 2.86 earned run averagein the World Series. Following a 1940 season in which Newsom finished witha 21-5 record, Detroit made it to the World Series to face the Reds. Newsom’sfather was visiting from South Carolina and saw Newsom pitch his way toa win in game one  His father died suddenly after seeing him win thegame. A tearful Newsom dedicated his next start to his father, and he wonthat one too. However, he wasn’t able to get a win in the seventh and decidinggame of the series. Misfortune seemedto follow Newsom’s career. He had a no-hitter going through nine inningsin one games and then lost 2-1 in the 10th inning. He also had his knee-capbroken by a line drive during a game, but managed to finish the game andget the win. On May 18, 1938, Newsom tied the American League record withsix consecutive strikeouts, but gave up the second home run of the gameto Joe DiMaggio and lost the game 11-7.  One of his team changescame during 1939 when he was part of a 10-player swap in which the St.Louis Browns sent Newsom, Beau Bell, Red Kress and Jim Walkup to Detroitfor Vern Kennedy, Bob Harris, George Gill, Roxie Lawson, Chet Laabs andMark Christman.  As a batter, Newsomhit .189 in his career with one home run and 102 runs batted in.