In memory of
Don Newcombe
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In memory of
Don Newcombe
Don Newcombe was a legendary pitcher for the Dodgers who was the first black pitcher to start a World Series game during his rookie season in 1949, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Known for his rocket fastball, he helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series title in 1955 with a 20-5 record. His best year was 1956, when he won the NL MVP award, leading the league with 27 wins. He was selected to four all-star teams during his career. Newcombe left baseball for two years to serve in the Army during the Korean War. We invite you to share condolences for Don Newcombe in our Guest Book. Read Full Obituary.
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In memory of
Don Newcombe
Don Newcombe was a legendary pitcher for the Dodgers who was the first black pitcher to start a World Series game during his rookie season in 1949, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Known for his rocket fastball, he helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series title in 1955 with a 20-5 record. His best year was 1956, when he won the NL MVP award, leading the league with 27 wins. He was selected to four all-star teams during his career. Newcombe left baseball for two years to serve in the Army during the Korean War. We invite you to share condolences for Don Newcombe in our Guest Book. Read Full Obituary.
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