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Dennis Donovan

(18,789 posts)
Tue Feb 19, 2019, 04:58 PM Feb 2019

Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history, passes away at age 92

https://www.turnto23.com/news/state/don-newcombe-one-of-the-greatest-pitchers-in-dodger-history-passes-away-at-age-92



Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history, has passed away at the age of 92.

The Dodgers released a statement this morning announcing Newcombe's passing. Newcombe "reached the pinnacle of his career" in 1956 after winning both the Cy Young Award and NL Most Valuable Player awards as a Dodger, the Dodgers tweeted this morning.

Newcombe passed away at the age of 92 after "a lengthy illness."




Cross gently, Don...
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Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history, passes away at age 92 (Original Post) Dennis Donovan Feb 2019 OP
Newk not only won the Cy Young rsdsharp Feb 2019 #1
I saw him pitch when I was a kid. TheCowsCameHome Feb 2019 #2
Wow! That must have been incredible Docreed2003 Feb 2019 #3
Never forgot it - TheCowsCameHome Feb 2019 #4

rsdsharp

(9,482 posts)
1. Newk not only won the Cy Young
Tue Feb 19, 2019, 05:07 PM
Feb 2019

he won the very first one, at a time when they only awarded one, rather than one in each league.

TheCowsCameHome

(40,173 posts)
2. I saw him pitch when I was a kid.
Tue Feb 19, 2019, 05:25 PM
Feb 2019

He was the first big league pitcher I ever saw in person. Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.

RIP, Don

Docreed2003

(17,080 posts)
3. Wow! That must have been incredible
Tue Feb 19, 2019, 06:07 PM
Feb 2019

If I could travel back in time to watch a game, it would definitely be to see Ebbets Field. "Boys of Summer" remains one of my top ten books.

TheCowsCameHome

(40,173 posts)
4. Never forgot it -
Tue Feb 19, 2019, 07:31 PM
Feb 2019

Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella were the battery, Gil Hodges, Peewee Reese, Junior Gilliam and the rest of "Dem Bums" in a 13-11 slug fest with Cincinnati on a warm fall afternoon at the bandbox with my Dad.

God, I can see it like it was yesterday.

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