Former MLB Star Pitcher Don Newcombe Dead at 92
Former MLB Star Pitcher
Don Newcombe Dead at 92 The Dodger great died after a long illness in his hometown of Madison, New Jersey.
News of Newcombe's death was revealed by the organization, where he spent most of his
Los Angeles Dodgers, via statement Newcombe began his MLB career in 1949, going on to win Rookie of the Year.
In 1955, he won 20 games for the Dodgers, leading them to a
World Series championship.
Newcombe then won 27 games in 1956, taking home the Cy Young Award and NL MVP.
He is the first African-American pitcher to win 20 games and start a World Series matchup.