How many teams have had two 500+ HR hitters? They're reunited from their Cleveland days.~44~ wrote:
I actually met Don Newcombe
He was a guest speaker for a drug and alcohol abuse class I had in college
Great speaker, great Dodger
Hey- I love the lefty punch we got coming off the bench now. Jim Thome is a HUGE pickup.. Manny seems to be really stoked on him as well. A happy Manny makes for a very productive Manny... He has been on fire lately and I think this will even make him better.
Yep, I remember back in '58 when Newk couldn't see straight from looking through the bottom of a bottle. Then dealt to the Reds (hanging around Cincinnati could cause anyone to drink). One of the classy moves by the Dodgers to bring him back for years and years of PR gigs.
A few times, he pitched both complete-game ends of a doubleheader. Newcombe walked the walk.