Art Houtteman

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Arthur Joseph Houtteman

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Biographical Information[edit]

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When Art Houtteman reported to Camp Pickett, Virginia in World War II, he was declared unfit for combat because the noise of gunfire gave him severe headaches. Doctors said that was likely a lingering effect of his skull fracture. He was put on limited duty pitching for the camp baseball team. After 11 months - when the baseball season was about over - he received a medical discharge. He later missed the 1951 season due to military service.

Pitcher Art Houtteman was known as "Hard Luck" Houtteman - and that was before he was nearly killed in a car wreck and before his baby daughter was killed in another wreck.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1950)
  • AL Shutouts Leader (1950)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1949, 1950 & 1954)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1949, 1950 & 1952)

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