Death of Don Newcombe

June 14, 1926 - February 19, 2019
| Age 92

First black pitcher to start a World Series game
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Don Newcombe was a legendary pitcher for the Dodgers who was the first black pitcher to start a World Series game during his rookie season in 1949, winning the Rookie of the Year award. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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