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Don Newcombe: First Black Pitcher to Win Twenty Games in One Season

Donald Newcombe, nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. Newcombe was born in Madison, New Jersey, and raised in Elizabeth where he attended Jefferson High School. After playing one season with the Newark Eagles in the Negro Leagues, […]

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