Friday, July 23, 2010

#61 Fred Newman

Frederick William Newman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: February 21, 1942 in Boston, MA
Debut: September 16, 1962 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: August 5, 1967 California Angels
Died: June 24, 1987 in Framingham, MA
Years with the Angels: 1962-1967

December 14, 1960: Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels from the Boston Red Sox as the 47th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

1966 Topps Magic Rub-Offs

Entered game in the 5th in relief of Ken McBride who had given up 4 runs, struck out Bill Bruton, walked Al Kaline and got Rocky Colavito to ground into a double play. The game was an eventual 4-2 loss to the Tigers on Sunday, September 16, 1962 (D) at Chavez Ravine.

33-39 with a 3.41 ERA and 14 complete games.

- First in the league with 83 assists as a pitcher in 1965.
- Threw a 2-hit complete game against Minnesota on June 10, 1965.
- Arm troubles ended his career early.
- He died in a car accident in 1987 at the age of 45.

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