Art Houtteman (1927–2003) was an American right-handed pitcher in
Major League Baseball. In 325 career games, Houtteman pitched 1,555
innings and posted a win–loss record of 87–91, with 78 complete
games, 14 shutouts, and a 4.14 earned run average. He was signed by
scout Wish Egan in 1945 at 17 years of age, and joined a Detroit Tigers
pitching staff that had lost players to injuries and World War II. After
moving between the major and minor leagues over the next few years, he
was nearly killed in a driving accident just before the 1949 season.
Houtteman rebounded from his injuries and went on to win 15 games that
season and made his only All-Star appearance in the following year. He
played three more seasons with the Tigers, then pitched for the pennant-
winning Cleveland Indians during their 1954 season. After losing his
position as starting pitcher, he played two more seasons with the
Indians before he was bought by the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he
finished his final season in Major League Baseball. Houtteman ended his
baseball career in the minor leagues and became a sales executive in
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