Quick post on Don Newcombe, one of the last remaining Brooklyn Dodgers and Negro League players, sadly passing today at 92.
Newcombe “Firsts”: NL Rookie of the Year. Cy Young Award. African-American pitcher in the All-Star Game, to start a WS game, to win 20. HRs hit by an NL pitcher in a season. With stats like these, tough, trailblazing “Newk” is tops in our book too.
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