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Don Newcombe

Donald Newcombe (Newk)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey, United States
High School: Thomas Jefferson HS (Elizabeth, NJ)

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1944 18 Newark NNL NgM 1 3 .250 7.50 4 1 0 24.0 23 20 4 9 3 0 1.125 8.6 1.5 3.4 2.25
1945 19 Newark NNL NgM 3 4 .429 3.65 7 5 0 56.2 42 23 12 35 0 1 0.953 6.7 1.9 5.6 2.92
1946 20 -5.7 Nashua NENL B BRO 14 4 .778 2.21 2.32 26 19 155.0 109 40 38 79 1.213 6.3 4.6
1947 21 -2.7 Nashua NENL B BRO 19 6 .760 2.91 3.79 29 27 223.0 180 94 72 116 1.327 7.3 4.7
1948 22 -5.1 Montreal IL AAA BRO 17 6 .739 3.14 3.95 37 27 16 3 189.0 151 83 66 106 144 9 0 5 1.360 7.2 5.0 6.9 1.36
1949 23 -3.6 Montreal IL AAA BRO 2 2 .500 2.65 3.18 5 5 2 2 34.0 21 12 10 16 27 0 0 1 1.088 5.6 4.2 7.1 1.69
1949 23 -5.8 BRO NL MLB BRO 17 8 .680 3.17 3.28 38 31 5 19 5 1 244.1 223 89 86 17 73 149 3 2 4 1005 1.211 8.2 0.6 2.7 5.5 2.04
1950 24 -4.3 BRO NL MLB BRO 19 11 .633 3.70 4.04 40 35 4 20 4 3 267.1 258 120 110 22 75 130 2 1 1 1101 1.246 8.7 0.7 2.5 4.4 1.73
1951 25 -3.6 BRO NL MLB BRO 20 9 .690 3.28 3.81 40 36 2 18 3 0 272.0 235 115 99 19 91 164 6 0 7 1125 1.199 7.8 0.6 3.0 5.4 1.80
1954 28 -0.5 BRO NL MLB BRO 9 8 .529 4.55 5.05 29 25 2 6 0 0 144.1 158 81 73 24 49 82 5 0 0 640 1.434 9.9 1.5 3.1 5.1 1.67
1955 29 1.0 BRO NL MLB BRO 20 5 .800 3.20 3.97 34 31 1 17 1 0 233.2 222 103 83 35 38 1 143 1 0 0 943 1.113 8.6 1.3 1.5 5.5 3.76
1956 30 1.4 BRO NL MLB BRO 27 7 .794 3.06 3.39 38 36 2 18 5 0 268.0 219 101 91 33 46 8 139 3 0 4 1052 0.989 7.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 3.02
1957 31 3.4 BRO NL MLB BRO 11 12 .478 3.49 3.90 28 28 0 12 4 0 198.2 199 86 77 28 33 4 90 1 0 0 815 1.168 9.0 1.3 1.5 4.1 2.73
1958 32 4.3 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-LAD 7 13 .350 4.67 5.26 31 26 4 8 0 1 167.2 212 98 87 31 36 5 69 1 0 2 734 1.479 11.4 1.7 1.9 3.7 1.92
1958 32 4.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 0 6 .000 7.86 9.70 11 8 2 1 0 0 34.1 53 37 30 11 8 1 16 0 0 0 163 1.777 13.9 2.9 2.1 4.2 2.00
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1958 32 4.3 CIN NL MLB CIN 7 7 .500 3.85 4.12 20 18 2 7 0 1 133.1 159 61 57 20 28 4 53 1 0 2 571 1.402 10.7 1.4 1.9 3.6 1.89
1959 33 5.3 CIN NL MLB CIN 13 8 .619 3.16 3.53 30 29 1 17 2 1 222.0 216 87 78 25 27 3 100 5 0 4 899 1.095 8.8 1.0 1.1 4.1 3.70
1960 34 6.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-CLE 6 9 .400 4.48 5.00 36 17 13 1 0 1 136.2 160 76 68 18 22 0 63 3 0 0 577 1.332 10.5 1.2 1.4 4.1 2.86
1960 34 6.7 CIN NL MLB CIN 4 6 .400 4.57 5.23 16 15 0 1 0 0 82.2 99 48 42 12 14 0 36 3 0 0 354 1.367 10.8 1.3 1.5 3.9 2.57
1960 34 6.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 2 3 .400 4.33 4.67 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
1961 35 7.4 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 9 8 .529 4.96 5.51 25 23 8 2 147.0 204 90 81 16 15 1 76 0 0 3 1.490 12.5 1.0 0.9 4.7 5.07
1962 36 10.9 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 0 0 4.50 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 2 2 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 16 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 149 90 .623 3.56 3.99 344 294 34 136 24 7 2154.2 2102 956 852 252 490 21 1129 30 3 22 8891 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 61 26 .701 3.21 3.84 122 101 26 7 748.0 665 319 267 16 332 1 247 9 0 9 1.333 8.0 4.0
NLB (2 seasons) NLB 4 7 .364 4.80 11 6 0 80.2 65 43 16 44 3 1 1.004 7.3 1.8 4.9 2.75
All Levels (17 Seasons) 214 123 .635 3.98 467 407 34 168 31 7 2987.1 2834 1320 1121 268 840 22 1424 42 3 32 8907 1.230 8.5 2.5
B (2 seasons) Minors 33 10 .767 2.62 3.19 55 46 378.0 289 134 110 195 1.280 6.9 4.6
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 28 16 .636 3.82 4.50 67 55 26 7 370.0 376 185 157 16 137 1 247 9 0 9 1.386 9.1 3.3 6.0 1.80
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 18 Newark NNL NgM 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1945 19 Newark NNL NgM 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 0
1946 20 -5.1 Nashua NENL B BRO 43 74 23 5 3 2 .311 .541 40
1947 21 -3.4 Nashua NENL B BRO 48 107 29 6 0 0 .271 .327 35
1948 22 -4.8 Montreal IL AAA BRO 42 80 68 6 18 4 0 1 12 0 6 12 .265 .324 .368 .692 25 0 6
1949 23 -4.8 Montreal IL AAA BRO 5 9 2 .222
1949 23 -5.1 BRO NL MLB BRO 39 102 96 8 22 4 0 0 10 0 5 16 .229 .267 .271 .538 26 4 0 1
1950 24 -3.9 BRO NL MLB BRO 40 110 97 8 24 3 1 1 8 0 10 19 .247 .318 .330 .648 32 3 0 3
1951 25 -3.5 BRO NL MLB BRO 40 114 103 11 23 3 1 0 8 0 0 8 9 .223 .286 .272 .558 28 0 1 2
1954 28 0.1 BRO NL MLB BRO 31 55 47 6 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 .319 .365 .340 .706 16 0 0 3 1
1955 29 1.0 BRO NL MLB BRO 57 125 117 18 42 9 1 7 23 1 0 6 18 .359 .395 .632 1.028 74 1 1 1 0 0
1956 30 1.8 BRO NL MLB BRO 52 128 111 13 26 6 0 2 16 1 0 12 18 .234 .312 .342 .654 38 4 1 3 1 0
1957 31 2.7 BRO NL MLB BRO 34 86 74 8 17 2 0 1 7 0 1 11 11 .230 .329 .297 .627 22 4 0 1 0 0
1958 32 3.8 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-LAD 50 83 72 11 26 1 0 1 9 0 0 10 12 .361 .434 .417 .850 30 0 0 0 1 0
1958 32 3.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 11 14 12 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 .417 .917 5 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1958 32 3.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 39 69 60 9 21 1 0 1 9 0 0 8 10 .350 .420 .417 .837 25 0 0 0 1 0
1959 33 4.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 61 123 105 10 32 2 0 3 21 0 0 17 23 .305 .402 .410 .811 43 1 0 1 0 1
1960 34 5.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CIN-CLE 48 62 56 1 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 15 .196 .250 .232 .482 13 0 0 2 0 0
1960 34 6.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 24 41 36 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .139 .205 .167 .372 6 0 0 2 0 0
1960 34 5.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 24 21 20 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .300 .333 .350 .683 7 0 0 0 0 0
1961 35 8.5 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 41 78 62 5 14 1 0 1 7 0 0 12 15 .226 .351 .290 .641 18 1 1 2
1962 36 10.4 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 81 301 279 34 73 23 0 12 43 0 0 21 52 .262 .316 .473 .789 132 2 1 0 0 2
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 452 988 878 94 238 33 3 15 108 2 1 87 147 .271 .338 .367 .705 322 17 3 17 3 1
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 179 348 320 11 86 16 3 4 19 0 0 18 27 .269 118 1 7 2
NLB (2 seasons) NLB 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 1 0
All Levels (17 Seasons) 712 1649 1489 140 398 72 6 31 170 2 1 126 226 .267 573 19 5 24 5 3
B (2 seasons) Minors 91 181 181 52 11 3 2 .287 .414 75
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 88 167 139 11 34 5 0 2 19 0 0 18 27 .245 43 1 7 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1946 20 Nashua NENL B BRO P 26
1947 21 Nashua NENL B BRO P 29
1948 22 Montreal IL AAA BRO P 37 57 16 39 2 4 .965 1.49
1949 23 Montreal IL AAA BRO P 5
1949 23 BRO NL MLB BRO P 38 244.0 57 17 40 0 2 1.000 2.10 1.50
1950 24 BRO NL MLB BRO P 40 267.0 64 19 43 2 3 .969 2.09 1.55
1951 25 BRO NL MLB BRO P 40 272.0 72 24 45 3 3 .958 2.28 1.73
1954 28 BRO NL MLB BRO P 29 144.0 29 11 16 2 2 .931 1.69 0.93
1955 29 BRO NL MLB BRO P 34 234.0 43 15 24 4 5 .907 1.50 1.15
1956 30 BRO NL MLB BRO P 38 268.0 65 25 39 1 5 .985 2.15 1.68
1957 31 BRO NL MLB BRO P 28 199.0 56 13 41 2 1 .964 2.44 1.93
1958 32 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-LAD P 31 167.0 30 11 19 0 2 1.000 1.62 0.97
1958 32 LAD NL MLB LAD P 11 34.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.12 0.73
1958 32 CIN NL MLB CIN P 20 133.0 22 9 13 0 2 1.000 1.49 1.10
1959 33 CIN NL MLB CIN P 30 222.0 46 14 31 1 4 .978 1.82 1.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CLE-CIN P 36 137.0 28 10 15 3 0 .893 1.64 0.69
1960 34 CIN NL MLB CIN P 16 83.0 19 6 11 2 0 .895 1.84 1.06
1960 34 CLE AL MLB CLE P 20 54.0 9 4 4 1 0 .889 1.33 0.40
1961 35 Spokane PCL AAA LAD P 25 34 11 21 2 0 .941 1.28
1962 36 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 1B 27
1962 36 Chunichi JPCL Fgn OF 55
1962 36 Chunichi JPCL Fgn P 1
MLB (10 seasons) MLB P 344 2154.0 490 159 313 18 27 .963 1.97 1.37
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 122 91 27 60 4 4
All Levels (15 Seasons) P 467 2154.0 581 186 373 22 31
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1944 18 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1945 19 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1946 20 Nashua Dodgers New England League B
1947 21 Nashua Dodgers New England League B
1948 22 Montreal Royals International League AAA
1949 23 Montreal Royals International League AAA
1949 23 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1
1950 24 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1950-04-18 1950-10-01
1951 25 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1951-04-20 1951-10-03
1952 26 Military Service
1953 27 Military Service
1954 28 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1954-04-14 1954-09-15
1955 29 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1955-04-14 1955-09-24
1956 30 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
1957 31 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-15
1958 32 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1958-04-17 1958-06-15
1958 32 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 2 1958-06-01 1958-09-26
1959 33 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1959-04-10 1959-09-19
1960 34 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1960-04-12 1960-07-25
1960 34 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 2 1960-07-31 1960-10-01
1961 35 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA
1962 36 Chunichi Dragons Japan Central League Fgn

Sabr ID: a79b94f3

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