Don Newcombe

Jun 14, 1926 – Feb 19, 2019 (Age 92)


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, click here.

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A message from your great grandson who is presently living in Bermuda. I hope to follow in your footsteps. Love your great grandson Tyshon Newcombe, Jr.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

God bless you Uncle Don

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Don you are a true hero not only to baseball but to the whole Newcombe family. I remember all of your stories about how you helped integrate baseball and I remember how my dad use to count the days waiting for you to come back to New York for a visit. Journey well uncle Don you are truely missed.

I enjoyed every momemt over 20 plus years speaking with you about New Jersey and baseball. I miss you already. Dodger Stadium misses the best dressed Brooklyn Dodger of all time. God bless you and your soul.

It is with dignity and great respect that this legend of a man should always be remembered in the history of baseball players. One of the greatest most gifted athletes of all time, giving your all without the big bank the young players of today take home..Thanks for opening doors and being a class act...PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to family & friends

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to history and his athletic abilities. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.