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Portrait of Don Newcombe

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
10 2154.7 149 90 7 1129 3.56
Birth Date6-14-1926
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1949 BRO 23 38 31 244.3 0.0 0.0 17 8 1 0 0 0 1005 223 89 86 17 0 73 73 3 149 3.17 3.15 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO 24 40 35 267.3 262.0 5.3 19 11 3 1 16 9 1103 258 120 110 22 379 75 75 2 130 3.70 3.42 5.03 24.6 1.8
1951 BRO 25 40 36 272.0 260.7 11.3 20 9 0 1 21 5 1125 235 115 99 19 350 91 91 6 164 3.28 3.15 4.27 29.8 3.0
1954 BRO 28 29 25 144.3 138.3 6.0 9 8 0 0 11 2 640 158 81 73 24 275 49 49 5 82 4.55 4.57 5.12 14.5 1.2
1955 BRO 29 34 31 233.7 228.0 5.7 20 5 0 0 20 3 943 222 103 83 35 366 38 37 1 143 3.20 3.53 4.59 49.1 4.6
1956 BRO 30 38 36 268.0 260.7 7.3 27 7 0 1 23 3 1052 219 101 91 33 371 46 38 3 139 3.06 3.34 4.45 28.2 2.8
1957 BRO 31 28 28 198.7 198.7 0.0 11 12 0 0 17 2 815 199 86 77 28 320 33 29 1 90 3.49 3.95 4.84 19.4 2.3
1958 CIN 32 20 18 133.3 130.3 3.0 7 7 1 0 10 3 572 159 61 57 20 256 28 24 1 53 3.85 4.31 4.51 23.0 2.2
1958 LAN 32 11 8 34.3 32.0 2.3 0 6 0 0 1 0 163 53 37 30 11 97 8 7 0 16 7.86 6.44 7.78 -1.0 -0.1
1959 CIN 33 30 29 222.0 221.0 1.0 13 8 1 0 17 4 899 216 87 78 25 335 27 24 5 100 3.16 3.62 4.26 37.6 3.6
1960 CIN 34 16 15 82.7 79.0 3.7 4 6 0 0 6 0 354 99 48 42 12 160 14 14 3 36 4.57 4.28 4.90 3.5 0.2
1960 CLE 34 20 2 54.0 4.7 49.3 2 3 1 4 1 0 222 61 28 26 6 87 8 8 0 27 4.33 3.29 4.27 7.2 0.6
Career3442942154.71815.395.01499077143318893210295685225229964904693011293.563.644.66236.022.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1949 BRO MLB 38 31 244.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 40 35 267.3 5.03 99 .236 .262 .333 .401 .264 .270 105 14.1 1.4 24.6 1.8
1951 BRO MLB 40 36 272.0 4.27 109 .234 .260 .330 .396 .270 .256 105 26.6 2.7 29.8 3.0
1954 BRO MLB 29 25 144.3 5.12 93 .283 .265 .330 .405 .267 .279 103 7.1 0.7 14.5 1.2
1955 BRO MLB 34 31 233.7 4.59 104 .237 .256 .320 .400 .259 .258 106 25.0 2.6 49.1 4.6
1956 BRO MLB 38 36 268.0 4.45 99 .217 .256 .312 .397 .253 .224 103 20.5 2.1 28.2 2.8
1957 BRO MLB 28 28 198.7 4.84 93 .251 .264 .320 .405 .264 .258 104 13.3 1.4 19.4 2.3
1958 CIN MLB 20 18 133.3 4.51 105 .274 .266 .330 .410 .268 .296 107 11.9 1.3 23.0 2.2
1958 LAN MLB 11 8 34.3 7.78 34 .346 .257 .320 .395 .261 .328 106 -3.4 -0.4 -1.0 -0.1
1959 CIN MLB 30 29 222.0 4.26 107 .233 .261 .323 .399 .264 .257 103 22.4 2.3 37.6 3.6
1960 CIN MLB 16 15 82.7 4.90 87 .295 .253 .317 .386 .257 .301 103 4.5 0.5 3.5 0.2
1960 CLE MLB 20 2 54.0 4.27 100 .257 .253 .320 .379 .256 .306 98 6.2 0.7 7.2 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1949 BRO MLB 17 8 1 38 31 244.3 223 73 149 17 0% .270 8.2 2.7 0.6 5.5 1.21 3.17 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 19 11 3 40 35 267.3 258 75 130 22 54% .270 8.7 2.5 0.7 4.4 1.25 3.70 24.6 1.8
1951 BRO MLB 20 9 0 40 36 272.0 235 91 164 19 49% .256 7.8 3.0 0.6 5.4 1.20 3.28 29.8 3.0
1954 BRO MLB 9 8 0 29 25 144.3 158 49 82 24 45% .279 9.9 3.1 1.5 5.1 1.43 4.55 14.5 1.2
1955 BRO MLB 20 5 0 34 31 233.7 222 38 143 35 42% .258 8.6 1.5 1.3 5.5 1.11 3.20 49.1 4.6
1956 BRO MLB 27 7 0 38 36 268.0 219 46 139 33 44% .224 7.4 1.5 1.1 4.7 0.99 3.06 28.2 2.8
1957 BRO MLB 11 12 0 28 28 198.7 199 33 90 28 41% .258 9.0 1.5 1.3 4.1 1.17 3.49 19.4 2.3
1958 CIN MLB 7 7 1 20 18 133.3 159 28 53 20 45% .296 10.7 1.9 1.4 3.6 1.40 3.85 23.0 2.2
1958 LAN MLB 0 6 0 11 8 34.3 53 8 16 11 29% .328 13.9 2.1 2.9 4.2 1.78 7.86 -1.0 -0.1
1959 CIN MLB 13 8 1 30 29 222.0 216 27 100 25 47% .257 8.8 1.1 1.0 4.1 1.09 3.16 37.6 3.6
1960 CIN MLB 4 6 0 16 15 82.7 99 14 36 12 44% .301 10.8 1.5 1.3 3.9 1.37 4.57 3.5 0.2
1960 CLE MLB 2 3 1 20 2 54.0 61 8 27 6 39% .306 10.2 1.3 1.0 4.5 1.28 4.33 7.2 0.6

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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2014 Preseason Forecast

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Historical Quirks of "42"Zachary Levine2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
Research Mailbag: ...Is This Thing On?Bradley Ankrom2012-03-28
The Stats Go Marching In: Exploring Starter ConversionsMax Marchi2012-03-23
Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible StatBradford Doolittle2012-02-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Pitcher MVPs and Their WorthinessBaseball Prospectus2011-11-28
The Week in Quotes: June 20-26Alex Carnevale2011-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL Central: Breaking BarriersLarry Granillo2011-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
You Can Blog It Up: Just in Time for HOF inductions, the Whitey Herzog All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-24
One-Hoppers: Pitching in at the PlateBen Lindbergh2010-07-19
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day #12Steven Goldman2010-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: Tales in a Minor KeyJay Jaffe2009-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cubby QuartetChristina Kahrl2009-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Drowning in DramaSteven Goldman2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-02
Prospectus Preview: Today's Game to Watch, the All-Star GameCaleb Peiffer2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Mudcat GrantDavid Laurila2008-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dodging CheckmateJim Baker2004-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhy Great Offenses Often Don't Win: An Anecdotal Journey through the Valley of DespairSteven Goldman2003-09-16
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
Aim For The Head: Expected vs. Actual WinsKeith Woolner2001-05-16
Aim For The Head: Good-hitting PitchersKeith Woolner2001-05-09
Thunder in the Nine Spot: Today’s best-hitting pitchersRany Jazayerli1999-08-06


BP Chats

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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