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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)
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)
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All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #123. Ron Guidry… #124. Jim Perry… #125. Paul Derringer… #126. DON NEWCOMBE… #127. Harry Brecheen… #128. Vida Blue… #129. Mickey Lolich… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 17 8 .680 3.17 38 31 5 19 5 1 244.1 223 89 86 17 73 149 3 2 4 1005 130 3.13 1.211 8.2 0.6 2.7 5.5 2.04 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 ★ 24 BRO NL 19 11 .633 3.70 40 35 4 20 4 3 267.1 258 120 110 22 75 130 2 1 1 1101 111 3.55 1.246 8.7 0.7 2.5 4.4 1.73 AS,MVP-18
1951 ★ 25 BRO NL 20 9 .690 3.28 40 36 2 18 3 0 272.0 235 115 99 19 91 164 6 0 7 1125 120 3.25 1.199 7.8 0.6 3.0 5.4 1.80 AS,MVP-22
1952 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1954 28 BRO NL 9 8 .529 4.55 29 25 2 6 0 0 144.1 158 81 73 24 49 82 5 0 0 640 91 4.55 1.434 9.9 1.5 3.1 5.1 1.67
1955 ★ 29 BRO NL 20 5 .800 3.20 34 31 1 17 1 0 233.2 222 103 83 35 38 1 143 1 0 0 943 128 3.59 1.113 8.6 1.3 1.5 5.5 3.76 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 27 7 .794 3.06 38 36 2 18 5 0 268.0 219 101 91 33 46 8 139 3 0 4 1052 131 3.48 0.989 7.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 3.02 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 11 12 .478 3.49 28 28 0 12 4 0 198.2 199 86 77 28 33 4 90 1 0 0 815 118 3.90 1.168 9.0 1.3 1.5 4.1 2.73
1958 32 TOT NL 7 13 .350 4.67 31 26 4 8 0 1 167.2 212 98 87 31 36 5 69 1 0 2 734 90 4.72 1.479 11.4 1.7 1.9 3.7 1.92
1958 32 LAD NL 0 6 .000 7.86 11 8 2 1 0 0 34.1 53 37 30 11 8 1 16 0 0 0 163 53 6.41 1.777 13.9 2.9 2.1 4.2 2.00
1958 32 CIN NL 7 7 .500 3.85 20 18 2 7 0 1 133.1 159 61 57 20 28 4 53 1 0 2 571 109 4.28 1.403 10.7 1.4 1.9 3.6 1.89
1959 33 CIN NL 13 8 .619 3.16 30 29 1 17 2 1 222.0 216 87 78 25 27 3 100 5 0 4 899 129 3.54 1.095 8.8 1.0 1.1 4.1 3.70
1960 34 TOT MLB 6 9 .400 4.48 36 17 13 1 0 1 136.2 160 76 68 18 22 0 63 3 0 0 577 85 3.87 1.332 10.5 1.2 1.4 4.1 2.86
1960 34 CIN NL 4 6 .400 4.57 16 15 0 1 0 0 82.2 99 48 42 12 14 0 36 3 0 0 354 84 4.16 1.367 10.8 1.3 1.5 3.9 2.57
1960 34 CLE AL 2 3 .400 4.33 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 3.42 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
10 Yrs 149 90 .623 3.56 344 294 34 136 24 7 2154.2 2102 956 852 252 490 21 1129 30 3 22 8891 114 3.67 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .623 3.56 37 31 4 14 3 1 230 224 102 91 27 52 120 3 0 2 948 114 3.67 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30
LAD (8 yrs) 123 66 .651 3.51 258 230 18 111 22 4 1662.2 1567 732 649 189 413 14 913 21 3 16 6844 116 3.62 1.191 8.5 1.0 2.2 4.9 2.21
CIN (3 yrs) 24 21 .533 3.64 66 62 3 25 2 2 438.0 474 196 177 57 69 7 189 9 0 6 1824 112 3.88 1.240 9.7 1.2 1.4 3.9 2.74
CLE (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.33 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 3.42 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
NL (10 yrs) 147 87 .628 3.54 324 292 21 136 24 6 2100.2 2041 928 826 246 482 21 1102 30 3 22 8668 115 3.67 1.201 8.7 1.1 2.1 4.7 2.29
AL (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.33 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 3.42 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 244.1 38 31 89 3.28 4.47 0.26 0.00 102.9 4.33 28 3.1 1.3 -0.1 5.6 56 .581 .519 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 ★ 24 BRO NL 267.1 40 35 120 4.04 4.57 0.19 0.00 98.8 4.33 10 1.0 2.9 -0.1 3.6 38 .525 .506 AS,MVP-18
1951 ★ 25 BRO NL 272.0 40 36 115 3.81 4.41 0.26 0.00 100.1 4.15 11 1.1 1.9 -0.1 3.8 39 .529 .507 AS,MVP-22
1954 28 BRO NL 144.1 29 25 81 5.05 4.55 0.17 0.00 99.9 4.38 -10 -1.0 .1 -0.1 0.4 5 .465 .494
1955 ★ 29 BRO NL 233.2 34 31 103 3.97 4.42 0.42 0.00 100.9 4.03 6 0.6 1.4 -0.1 2.9 26 .519 .504 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 268.0 38 36 101 3.39 4.15 0.56 0.00 106.1 3.80 17 1.9 3.3 -0.1 4.5 39 .549 .511 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 198.2 28 28 86 3.90 4.40 0.27 0.00 105.3 4.36 12 1.3 -0.1 3.2 30 .545 .508
1958 32 LAD NL 34.1 11 8 37 9.70 4.44 -0.19 0.00 105.5 4.89 -18 -1.7 .1 0.0 -1.3 -15 .349 .490 $30,000
1958 32 CIN NL 133.1 20 18 61 4.12 4.45 0.07 0.00 105.8 4.64 8 0.9 1.9 -0.1 2.2 21 .546 .506
1959 33 CIN NL 222.0 30 29 87 3.53 4.39 -0.07 0.00 102.6 4.58 24 2.7 3.5 -0.1 4.8 49 .589 .517
1960 34 CIN NL 82.2 16 15 48 5.23 4.12 0.00 0.06 102.2 4.27 -9 -0.9 1.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .442 .494
1960 34 CLE AL 54.0 20 2 28 4.67 4.19 0.23 -0.15 98.1 3.74 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .474 .497
10 Seasons 2154.2 344 294 956 3.99 4.40 0.24 -0.00 102.3 4.25 73 8.5 1.4 -0.9 29.5 286 .525 .506 $30,000
LAD (8 yrs) 1662.2 258 230 732 3.96 4.41 0.30 0.00 102.1 4.19 55 6.3 1.5 -0.6 22.8 217 .524 .507 $30,000
CIN (3 yrs) 438.0 66 62 196 4.03 4.36 -0.02 0.01 103.5 4.54 23 2.7 2.1 -0.2 6.9 69 .540 .508
CLE (1 yr) 54.0 20 2 28 4.67 4.19 0.23 -0.15 98.1 3.74 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .474 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1949 23 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 2 .000 3.09 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.2 10 4 4 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 47 1.114 7.7 0.8 2.3 8.5 3.67
1955 ❍ 29 BRO NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 9.53 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 6 6 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 25 1.765 12.7 4.8 3.2 6.4 2.00
1956 30 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 21.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 11 11 11 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 28 3.000 21.2 7.7 5.8 7.7 1.33
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 4 .000 8.59 5 5 0 1 0 0 22.0 29 21 21 8 8 0 19 0 0 0 100 1.682 11.9 3.3 3.3 7.8 2.38
3 WS 0 4 .000 8.59 5 5 0 1 0 0 22.0 29 21 21 8 8 0 19 0 0 0 100 1.682 11.9 3.3 3.3 7.8 2.38

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 39 102 96 8 22 4 0 0 10 0 5 16 .229 .267 .271 .538 42 26 4 0 1 1 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 ★ 24 BRO NL 40 110 97 8 24 3 1 1 8 0 10 19 .247 .318 .330 .648 69 32 3 0 3 1 AS,MVP-18
1951 ★ 25 BRO NL 40 114 103 11 23 3 1 0 8 0 0 8 9 .223 .286 .272 .558 50 28 0 1 2 1 AS,MVP-22
1952 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1954 28 BRO NL 31 55 47 6 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 .319 .365 .340 .706 83 16 0 0 3 1 1
1955 ★ 29 BRO NL 57 125 117 18 42 9 1 7 23 1 0 6 18 .359 .395 .632 1.028 163 74 1 1 1 0 0 1 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 52 128 111 13 26 6 0 2 16 1 0 12 18 .234 .312 .342 .654 70 38 4 1 3 1 0 1 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 34 86 74 8 17 2 0 1 7 0 1 11 11 .230 .329 .297 .627 65 22 4 0 1 0 0 1
1958 32 TOT NL 50 83 72 11 26 1 0 1 9 0 0 10 12 .361 .434 .417 .850 122 30 0 0 0 1 0 1
1958 32 LAD NL 11 14 12 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 .417 .917 143 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 32 CIN NL 39 69 60 9 21 1 0 1 9 0 0 8 10 .350 .420 .417 .837 118 25 0 0 0 1 0 1
1959 33 CIN NL 61 123 105 10 32 2 0 3 21 0 0 17 23 .305 .402 .410 .811 115 43 1 0 1 0 1 1
1960 34 TOT MLB 48 62 56 1 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 15 .196 .250 .232 .482 33 13 0 0 2 0 0 1
1960 34 CIN NL 24 41 36 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .139 .205 .167 .372 3 6 0 0 2 0 0 1
1960 34 CLE AL 24 21 20 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .300 .333 .350 .683 88 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 452 988 878 94 238 33 3 15 108 2 1 87 147 .271 .338 .367 .705 85 322 17 3 17 3 1
162 Game Avg. 162 354 315 34 85 12 1 5 39 1 31 53 .271 .338 .367 .705 85 115 6 1 6
LAD (8 yrs) 304 734 657 74 174 28 3 11 76 2 1 58 99 .265 .326 .367 .693 81 241 16 3 14 2 0
CIN (3 yrs) 124 233 201 19 58 4 0 4 31 0 0 28 41 .289 .374 .368 .742 97 74 1 0 3 1 1
CLE (1 yr) 24 21 20 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .300 .333 .350 .683 88 7 0 0 0 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 428 967 858 93 232 32 3 15 107 2 1 86 140 .270 .338 .367 .705 85 315 17 3 17 3 1
AL (1 yr) 24 21 20 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .300 .333 .350 .683 88 7 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 39 102 -8 -0 -1 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 ★ 24 BRO NL 40 110 -5 -1 0 0 13 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .519 .505 0.8 -0.0 8 1 AS,MVP-18
1951 ★ 25 BRO NL 40 114 -7 -1 1 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1 AS,MVP-22
1954 28 BRO NL 31 55 -2 -1 1 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .515 .503 0.5 -0.0 4 1
1955 ★ 29 BRO NL 57 125 11 1 -0 0 12 25 2.4 0 25 2.4 .543 .515 2.5 -0.1 25 1 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 52 128 -5 0 -0 0 14 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .519 .506 1.0 -0.1 9 1 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 34 86 -3 -0 -1 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .516 .503 0.6 -0.0 5 1
1958 32 LAD NL 11 14 1 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .522 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $30,000 1
1958 32 CIN NL 39 69 3 0 0 0 8 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .529 .507 1.1 -0.0 11 1
1959 33 CIN NL 61 123 3 1 1 0 14 18 1.9 0 18 1.9 .531 .512 1.9 0.0 18 1
1960 34 CIN NL 24 41 -4 -0 0 0 5 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1960 34 CLE AL 24 21 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
10 Seasons 452 988 -17 -1 2 0 107 91 9.0 0 91 9.0 .521 .506 9.3 -0.2 91 $30,000
LAD (8 yrs) 304 734 -18 -1 1 0 79 60 5.9 0 60 5.9 .520 .506 6.1 -0.2 60 $30,000
CIN (3 yrs) 124 233 1 1 1 0 26 29 3.0 0 29 3.0 .524 .508 3.0 0.0 29
CLE (1 yr) 24 21 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1949 23 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1955 ❍ 29 BRO NL WS NYY W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 30 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1949 BRO NL 23 P 38 31 19 244.1 57 17 40 0 2 1.000 2.10 1.50 .953 2.04 2.02 4 6 60% 42% 0 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 BRO NL 24 P 40 35 20 267.1 64 19 43 2 3 .969 2.09 1.55 .961 2.12 2.10 2 8 80% 43% 0 AS,MVP-18
1951 BRO NL 25 P 40 36 18 272.0 72 24 45 3 3 .958 2.28 1.73 .962 2.14 2.14 2 3 60% 43% 1 AS,MVP-22
1954 BRO NL 28 P 29 25 6 144.1 29 11 16 2 2 .931 1.68 0.93 .960 2.07 2.06 4 2 33% 45% 0
1955 BRO NL 29 P 34 31 17 233.2 43 15 24 4 5 .907 1.50 1.15 .950 2.04 2.02 5 5 50% 44% 0 AS,MVP-7
1956 BRO NL 30 P 38 36 18 268.0 65 25 39 1 5 .985 2.15 1.68 .966 2.05 2.03 5 5 50% 41% 0 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 BRO NL 31 P 28 28 12 198.2 56 13 41 2 1 .964 2.45 1.93 .962 2.06 2.08 3 6 67% 39% 2
1958 TOT NL 32 P 31 26 8 167.2 30 11 19 0 2 1.000 1.61 0.97 .955 1.97 1.96 5 3 38% 39% 1
1958 LAD NL 32 P 11 8 1 34.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.10 0.73 .955 1.97 1.96 2 1 33% 39% 1
1958 CIN NL 32 P 20 18 7 133.1 22 9 13 0 2 1.000 1.48 1.10 .955 1.97 1.96 3 2 40% 39% 0
1959 CIN NL 33 P 30 29 17 222.0 46 14 31 1 4 .978 1.82 1.50 .954 1.99 1.97 5 1 17% 38% 2
1960 TOT MLB 34 P 36 16 1 136.2 28 10 15 3 0 .893 1.65 0.69 .964 2.04 2.01 7 6 46% 40% 1
1960 CIN NL 34 P 16 14 1 82.2 19 6 11 2 0 .895 1.85 1.06 .962 2.09 2.08 5 4 44% 40% 1
1960 CLE AL 34 P 20 2 0 54.0 9 4 4 1 0 .889 1.33 0.40 .967 1.97 1.95 2 2 50% 40% 0
10 Seasons P 344 293 136 2154.2 490 159 313 18 27 .963 1.97 1.37 .959 2.06 2.04 42 45 52% 41% 7
10 Seasons TOT 344 293 136 2154.2 490 159 313 18 27 .963 1.97 1.37 .959 2.06 2.04 42 45 52% 41% 7
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1967 BBWAA ( 6.2%)
1967 Run Off ( 0.7%)
1968 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1969 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1970 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
1972 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1973 BBWAA ( 2.9%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1976 BBWAA ( 5.4%)
1977 BBWAA (11.2%)
1978 BBWAA (12.7%)
1979 BBWAA (12.0%)
1980 BBWAA (15.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (8, 16%)
1950 NL (18, 4%)
1951 NL (22, 1%)
1955 NL (7, 26%)
1956 NL (1, 66%)
1 MVP
1.13 Career Shares (217th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 ML (1, 63%)
1 Cy Young
0.63 Career Shares (88th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1949 NL  5.8 (10th)
1959 NL  6.7 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1949 NL  5.6 (6th)
1951 NL  3.8 (9th)
1956 NL  4.5 (6th)
1959 NL  4.8 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1949 NL  3.17 (8th)
1955 NL  3.20 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.06 (5th)
1959 NL  3.16 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  17 (4th)
1950 NL  19 (4th)
1951 NL  20 (6th)
1955 NL  20 (2nd)
1956 NL  27 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1949 NL  .680 (4th)
1950 NL  .633 (7th)
1951 NL  .690 (3rd)
1955 NL  .800 (1st)
1956 NL  .794 (1st)
1959 NL  .619 (7th)
Career  .623 (64th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1949 NL  1.211 (4th)
1950 NL  1.246 (9th)
1951 NL  1.199 (5th)
1955 NL  1.113 (1st)
1956 NL  0.989 (1st)
1957 NL  1.168 (4th)
1959 NL  1.095 (2nd)
Career  1.203 (145th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  8.214 (3rd)
1951 NL  7.776 (2nd)
1955 NL  8.551 (10th)
1956 NL  7.355 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  2.525 (7th)
1955 NL  1.464 (1st)
1956 NL  1.545 (2nd)
1957 NL  1.495 (1st)
1958 NL  1.932 (5th)
1959 NL  1.095 (1st)
Career  2.047 (104th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  5.488 (1st)
1951 NL  5.427 (3rd)
1955 NL  5.508 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1950 NL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1949 NL  244.3 (5th)
1950 NL  267.3 (6th)
1951 NL  272.0 (6th)
1955 NL  233.7 (7th)
1956 NL  268.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1949 NL  149 (2nd)
1950 NL  130 (7th)
1951 NL  164 (1st)
1955 NL  143 (4th)
1956 NL  139 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1949 NL  31 (8th)
1950 NL  35 (5th)
1951 NL  36 (3rd)
1955 NL  31 (9th)
1956 NL  36 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1949 NL  19 (3rd)
1950 NL  20 (6th)
1951 NL  18 (6th)
1955 NL  17 (2nd)
1956 NL  18 (4th)
1957 NL  12 (8th)
1959 NL  17 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (1st)
1950 NL  4 (5th)
1951 NL  3 (7th)
1956 NL  5 (2nd)
1957 NL  4 (2nd)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  24 (7th)
1955 NL  35 (3rd)
1956 NL  33 (2nd)
1957 NL  28 (3rd)
1958 NL  31 (1st)
1959 NL  25 (7th)
Career  252 (108th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  91 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 NL  258 (7th)
1951 NL  235 (10th)
1955 NL  222 (6th)
1956 NL  219 (8th)
1958 NL  212 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1949 NL  2.041 (3rd)
1950 NL  1.733 (6th)
1951 NL  1.802 (5th)
1955 NL  3.763 (1st)
1956 NL  3.022 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.727 (3rd)
1958 NL  1.917 (10th)
1959 NL  3.704 (2nd)
Career  2.304 (168th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  0.629 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 NL  13 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1950 NL  110 (6th)
1951 NL  99 (5th)
1956 NL  91 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (6th)
1954 NL  5 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1949 NL  1,005 (7th)
1950 NL  1,101 (6th)
1951 NL  1,125 (6th)
1955 NL  943 (9th)
1956 NL  1,052 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1949 NL  130 (5th)
1951 NL  120 (10th)
1955 NL  128 (2nd)
1956 NL  131 (3rd)
1957 NL  118 (7th)
1959 NL  129 (4th)
Career  114 (235th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1949 NL  3.13 (4th)
1950 NL  3.55 (5th)
1951 NL  3.25 (4th)
1955 NL  3.59 (5th)
1956 NL  3.48 (7th)
1959 NL  3.54 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  29 (4th)
1951 NL  18 (6th)
1955 NL  19 (5th)
1956 NL  28 (1st)
1957 NL  13 (9th)
1959 NL  22 (7th)
Career  119 (187th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  3.0 (4th)
1951 NL  1.9 (6th)
1955 NL  1.9 (5th)
1956 NL  3.0 (1st)
1957 NL  1.4 (9th)
1959 NL  2.3 (7th)
Career  12.6 (188th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 NL  36.37 (3rd)
1950 NL  23.54 (10th)
1951 NL  23.99 (6th)
1955 NL  14.51 (10th)
1956 NL  31.05 (2nd)
1959 NL  23.49 (8th)
Career  133.94 (102nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.1 (5th)
1951 NL  3.3 (5th)
1955 NL  2.1 (6th)
1956 NL  4.1 (1st)
Career  10.2 (189th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.6 (1st)
1950 NL  2.3 (10th)
1951 NL  3.1 (5th)
1955 NL  1.6 (5th)
1956 NL  4.1 (1st)
1957 NL  1.4 (9th)
1959 NL  2.5 (5th)
Career  14.1 (85th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.8 (4th)
1951 NL  2.5 (6th)
1955 NL  1.5 (10th)
1956 NL  3.2 (2nd)
1959 NL  2.4 (8th)
Career  14.1 (104th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 NL  17 (2nd)
1951 NL  24 (2nd)
1956 NL  25 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (5th)
1955 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1956 NL  1.68 (3rd)
1957 NL  1.93 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1949 NL  1.000 (1st)
1958 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 21 (91), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 136 (120), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 78 (152), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 28 (170), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (179th), 38.5 career WAR/35.5 7yr-peak WAR/37.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1958 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $30,000 ? 12-15-58 LA Times
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Finnish: Don Newcombe tilastot
French: Don Newcombe statistiques
Japanese: ドン・ニューカム 統計
Polish: Don Newcombe Statystyki
Ukrainian: Дон Ньюкомб Статистика

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