Don Newcombe

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Birthday
14, 1926
Birthplace
Madison, NJ
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
Madison, NJ

About

In 1956, he became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

Before Fame

He played a year in the Negro Leagues before breaking into the Majors.

Trivia

He became the first African-American pitcher to start a World Series game in 1949.

Family Life

He had two sons named Gregory and Evit with his wife Freddie Cross.

Associated With

He was the first pitcher to win a Rookie of the Year Award, an MVP trophy, and a Cy Young award. Justin Verlander became the second.