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Don Newcombe

Donald Newcombe (Newk)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: June 14, 1926 in Madison, NJ
High School: Jefferson HS (Madison, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 1949 (Age 22.340)   vs. STL 0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 3 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Redlegs/Reds/Indians 1949-1960

Final Game: October 1, 1960 (Age 34.109)   vs. CHW 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Don Newcombe: 15 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 4 go ahead
2 Tms
BRO11
CIN4
 
vs RHP14
vs LHP1
 
Home8
Away7
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev5
Low Lev7
5 Opps
STL6
NYG/SFG4
PIT2
PHI2
CIN1
13 Pitchers
Ron Kline2
Tom Poholsky2
Jack Meyer1
Sal Maglie1
Warren Hacker1
Gordon Jones1
Hoyt Wilhelm1
Mel Wright1
Bob Miller1
Monty Kennedy1
Phil Paine1
Murry Dickson1
Jack Sanford1
6 Parks
Ebbets Fld6
Crosley Fld3
Polo Grounds3
Seals Stad1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Shibe Pk1
Where Hit
96
84
74
Unk1
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms9
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th15
Outs
06
26
13
 
DefPos
P15
Bases
---8
1--4
-2-2
1-31
 
23 RBI
RISP3
0 on8
1 on6
2 on1
Any on7
Inning
22
34
45
62
71
81
 
1-36
4-67
7-end2
RelScore
+4..2
+32
+25
+11
Tied2
-12
-21
 
Ahead10
Tied2
Behind3
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1950-07-04 (1) BRO @ NYG Monty Kennedy tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.110 61% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1955-04-14 BRO @ NYG Sal Maglie ahead 3-1 t 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.093 79% Home Run (Line Drive); Newcombe Scores/unER
3 3 2 2 1955-04-14 BRO @ NYG Hoyt Wilhelm ahead 8-3 t 7 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.022 99% Home Run (Fly Ball); Campanella Scores
4 4 3 1 1955-05-30 (2) BRO PIT Ron Kline behind 1-2 b 4 2 -2- 2 9 1 0.239 65% Home Run (Fly Ball); Hodges Scores
5 5 4 2 1955-05-30 (2) BRO PIT Ron Kline ahead 4-2 b 6 1 --- 1 9 1 0.072 90% Home Run (Fly Ball)
6 6 5 1 1955-06-17 BRO @ STL Gordon Jones behind 0-1 t 3 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.185 61% Home Run (Line Drive); Hoak Scores
7 7 6 1 1955-07-15 BRO STL Mel Wright ahead 6-3 b 8 0 --- 1 9 1 0.016 99% Home Run (Fly Ball)
8 8 7 1 1955-09-05 (1) BRO PHI Murry Dickson tied 1-1 b 4 2 1-3 3 9 1 0.278 84% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Zimmer Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1956-09-19 BRO STL Tom Poholsky ahead 2-1 b 2 0 --- 1 9 1 0.091 75% Home Run (Line Drive)
10 10 2 2 1956-09-19 BRO STL Tom Poholsky ahead 3-1 b 3 2 -2- 2 9 1 0.127 88% Home Run; Furillo Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1957-06-18 BRO @ CIN Warren Hacker ahead 6-0 t 4 0 --- 1 9 1 0.019 97% Home Run
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1958-07-18 (1) CIN STL Phil Paine ahead 2-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.106 88% Home Run; McMillan Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1959-05-15 CIN @ SFG Jack Sanford ahead 2-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.137 88% Home Run; McMillan Scores
14 14 2 1 1959-07-02 (2) CIN @ PHI Jack Meyer ahead 4-1 t 6 2 --- 1 9 1 0.062 91% Home Run (Deep RF)
15 15 3 1 1959-08-23 CIN STL Bob Miller behind 0-2 b 3 2 --- 1 9 1 0.108 39% Home Run (Deep CF)

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