Happy Reds birthday, Don Newcombe!
June 14, 1926
Before there was Madison Bumgarner, there was Don Newcombe. “Newk” was well-known for his offensive prowess, hitting seven homers in 1955. He was the Rookie of the Year for the Dodgers in 1949, and won both the Cy Young and MVP award in 1956 when he won 27 games for Brooklyn. He came to Cincinnati in 1958 and played 66 games for the Reds between 1958 and 1960; he finished his career in 1960 with Cleveland.