Dodgers Legends: Don Newcombe | VIDEO

The Dodgers are coming off a high from their 4-3 win against the Rockies. Julio Urias had a solid home debut and Trayce Thompson saved the day with the second walk-off home run of his career.

The series is tied 1-1 and the Dodgers hope for another win in the finale against the Rockies. All fans in attendance of tonight’s game will receive a Don Newcombe Bobblehead to celebrate the legend’s 90th birthday.

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Newcombe made his major league debut with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers in 1949 until 1958 when he played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in 1960. He hit .271 in his career with 15 home runs.

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Among other accomplishments, Newcombe was named 1949 NL Rookie of the Year, 1957 NL Most Valuable Player and 1956 NL Cy Young winner.

He sat down for Dodgers Legends to talk about being drafted and becoming a pioneer as one of the first African-American men in organized baseball. Enjoy the whole video here:

Don’t miss the chance to grab your very own Don Newcombe Bobblehead tonight!

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