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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)   vs. STL 0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 3 ER
Rookie Status: Lost 1949 [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Redlegs/Reds/Indians 1949-1960

Final Game: October 1, 1960 (Age 34)   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#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111950-07-04 (1)BRO@NYGMonty Kennedytied 0-0t 30---1910.11061%Home Run
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111955-04-14BRO@NYGSal Maglieahead 3-1t 42---1910.09379%Home Run (Line Drive); Newcombe Scores/unER
33221955-04-14BRO@NYGHoyt Wilhelmahead 8-3t 711--2910.02299%Home Run (Fly Ball); Campanella Scores
44311955-05-30 (2)BROPITRon Klinebehind 1-2b 42-2-2910.23965%Home Run (Fly Ball); Hodges Scores
55421955-05-30 (2)BROPITRon Klineahead 4-2b 61---1910.07290%Home Run (Fly Ball)
66511955-06-17BRO@STLGordon Jonesbehind 0-1t 301--2910.18561%Home Run (Line Drive); Hoak Scores
77611955-07-15BROSTLMel Wrightahead 6-3b 80---1910.01699%Home Run (Fly Ball)
88711955-09-05 (1)BROPHIMurry Dicksontied 1-1b 421-33910.27884%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Zimmer Scores
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111956-09-19BROSTLTom Poholskyahead 2-1b 20---1910.09175%Home Run (Line Drive)
1010221956-09-19BROSTLTom Poholskyahead 3-1b 32-2-2910.12788%Home Run; Furillo Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111957-06-18BRO@CINWarren Hackerahead 6-0t 40---1910.01997%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1212111958-07-18 (1)CINSTLPhil Paineahead 2-0b 201--2910.10688%Home Run; McMillan Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111959-05-15CIN@SFGJack Sanfordahead 2-0t 411--2910.13788%Home Run; McMillan Scores
1414211959-07-02 (2)CIN@PHIJack Meyerahead 4-1t 62---1910.06291%Home Run (Deep RF)
1515311959-08-23CINSTLBob Millerbehind 0-2b 32---1910.10839%Home Run (Deep CF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.