A tireless moundstar Norman Newsom won 20 games three times en-route to a 211-222 career record. He changed uniforms 17 times during a major league career spanning 20 seasons. He had five tours of pitching for the Washington Senators, three with the St. Louis Browns and two with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Athletics.
Bobo Newsom posted resounding back-to-back seasons with Detroit in 1939-1940, chalking up 30 wins and just 15 loses, including a 21-5 record in 1940. Against the Cincinnati Reds, he was the 1940 World Series standout pitcher, winning Game 1 in a complete game 7-2 win, then pitched a complete game 8-0 shutout in Game 5 before losing in another complete game 2-1 in the final Game 7.