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Portrait of Don Newcombe

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
10 344 2154.7 149 90 7 3.56
Birth Date6-14-1926
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age93 years, 4 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1949 BRO MLB 38 31 244.3 17 8 1 223 73 149 17 8.2 2.7 0.6 5.5 0% .270 1.21 3.15 3.17 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 40 35 267.3 19 11 3 258 75 130 22 94 8.7 2.5 0.7 4.4 54% .270 1.25 3.42 3.70 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1951 BRO MLB 40 36 272.0 20 9 0 235 91 164 19 111 7.8 3.0 0.6 5.4 0% .256 1.20 3.15 3.28 82 3.02 66.2 6.5
1954 BRO MLB 29 25 144.3 9 8 0 158 49 82 24 118 9.9 3.1 1.5 5.1 0% .279 1.43 4.57 4.55 107 5.53 125.5 -0.7
1955 BRO MLB 34 31 233.7 20 5 0 222 38 143 35 107 8.6 1.5 1.3 5.5 0% .258 1.11 3.53 3.20 81 2.71 60.0 6.8
1956 BRO MLB 38 36 268.0 27 7 0 219 46 139 33 85 7.4 1.5 1.1 4.7 0% .224 0.99 3.35 3.06 87 2.60 57.8 8.3
1957 BRO MLB 28 28 198.7 11 12 0 199 33 90 28 107 9.0 1.5 1.3 4.1 0% .258 1.17 3.95 3.49 105 4.61 107.6 1.0
1958 CIN 0 20 18 133.3 7 7 1 159 28 53 20 119 10.7 1.9 1.4 3.6 0% .296 1.40 4.31 3.85 114 5.86 135.8 -1.2
1958 LAN 0 11 8 34.3 0 6 0 53 8 16 11 119 13.9 2.1 2.9 4.2 0% .328 1.78 6.44 7.86 121 6.26 145.0 -0.5
1959 CIN MLB 30 29 222.0 13 8 1 216 27 100 25 106 8.8 1.1 1.0 4.1 0% .257 1.09 3.62 3.16 95 4.26 96.3 2.4
1960 CIN 0 16 15 82.7 4 6 0 99 14 36 12 92 10.8 1.5 1.3 3.9 0% .301 1.37 4.28 4.57 100 4.42 102.3 0.6
1960 CLE 0 20 2 54.0 2 3 1 61 8 27 6 108 10.2 1.3 1.0 4.5 0% .302 1.28 3.29 4.33 95 2.97 68.8 1.3
1958 TOT MLB 31 26 167.7 7 13 1 212 36 69 31 119 11.4 1.9 1.7 3.7 0% .000 1.48 4.75 4.67 116 5.95 137.7 -1.7
1960 TOT MLB 36 17 136.7 6 9 1 160 22 63 18 98 10.5 1.4 1.2 4.1 0% .000 1.33 3.89 4.48 98 3.85 89.1 1.9
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1949 BRO MLB NL 38 31 244.3 17 8 1 223 73 149 17 8.2 2.7 0.6 5.5 0% .270 1.21 3.15 3.17 0 0.00 0.0
1950 BRO MLB NL 40 35 267.3 19 11 3 258 75 130 22 94 8.7 2.5 0.7 4.4 54% .270 1.25 3.42 3.70 0 0.00 0.0
1951 BRO MLB NL 40 36 272.0 20 9 0 235 91 164 19 111 7.8 3.0 0.6 5.4 0% .256 1.20 3.15 3.28 82 3.02 66.2
1954 BRO MLB NL 29 25 144.3 9 8 0 158 49 82 24 118 9.9 3.1 1.5 5.1 0% .279 1.43 4.57 4.55 107 5.53 125.5
1955 BRO MLB NL 34 31 233.7 20 5 0 222 38 143 35 107 8.6 1.5 1.3 5.5 0% .258 1.11 3.53 3.20 81 2.71 60.0
1956 BRO MLB NL 38 36 268.0 27 7 0 219 46 139 33 85 7.4 1.5 1.1 4.7 0% .224 0.99 3.35 3.06 87 2.60 57.8
1957 BRO MLB NL 28 28 198.7 11 12 0 199 33 90 28 107 9.0 1.5 1.3 4.1 0% .258 1.17 3.95 3.49 105 4.61 107.6
1958 CIN MLB NL 20 18 133.3 7 7 1 159 28 53 20 119 10.7 1.9 1.4 3.6 0% .296 1.40 4.31 3.85 114 5.86 135.8
1958 LAN MLB NL 11 8 34.3 0 6 0 53 8 16 11 119 13.9 2.1 2.9 4.2 0% .328 1.78 6.44 7.86 121 6.26 145.0
1959 CIN MLB NL 30 29 222.0 13 8 1 216 27 100 25 106 8.8 1.1 1.0 4.1 0% .257 1.09 3.62 3.16 95 4.26 96.3
1960 CIN MLB NL 16 15 82.7 4 6 0 99 14 36 12 92 10.8 1.5 1.3 3.9 0% .301 1.37 4.28 4.57 100 4.42 102.3
1960 CLE MLB AL 20 2 54.0 2 3 1 61 8 27 6 108 10.2 1.3 1.0 4.5 0% .302 1.28 3.29 4.33 95 2.97 68.8

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a Washington Post letter to the editor yesterday, a reader scoffed at Dave Johnson limiting Strasburg in his second start of the season to only 6 innings and 100 pitches. The reader brought up Don Newcombe's very amazing September 6, 1950 performance of pitching a complete game and then throwing another 7 innings to start the second game of a double header. The reader wondered what Newk would think about Strasburg. So what are the Process' current thoughts on pitch counts? And what would be a snappy response should I ever have the "Newk" card thrown at me in a baseball debate?
(Paul from DC)
Piitch counts are useless without context, and I think they're a little overblown in the MSM (though not as much as innings totals). We all know that Roy Halladay throwing 120 pitches isn't the same as Max Scherzer throwing 120 pitches, but the reasons *why* they aren't equivalent can't be gleaned from simply looking at a box score. (Bradley Ankrom)


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