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Happy # 92 Don Newcombe

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 22:57
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We remember Don Newcombe who was born in Madison, New Jersey, on this day in 1926.    

Newcombe broke with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946 and won NL Rookie of the Year:  17-8, 19 complete games & 5 shutouts.

After military service in 1952-53, he became of the best right handers of the 1950′s, including winning 27-7, the NL MVP & Cy Young in 1956.

He retired in with 149 wins, 136 complete games and 26 shutouts.    

Newcombe was a big part of those legendary Dodgers teams that inspired “The boys of summer” by Roger Kahn:


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