Don Newcombe, baseball's first player to win rookie of the year, most valuable player and the
A team spokesman said Newcombe was transported by ambulance to a hospital Tuesday. At 4:54 p.m., the
In early July, Newcombe was hospitalized for two days after becoming ill at the stadium.
After the introductory news conference ended, the 89-year-old special advisor to the chairman was greeted by Roberts, who grasped Newcombe's face in his hands and spoke to him. Newcombe remains a regular presence in his suit and fedora at the stadium. He has served as special advisor since 2009.
Newcombe pitched for the Brooklyn and
He had a record of 149-90 with 1,129 strikeouts and a 3.56 ERA. Newcombe, a four-time
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