Don Newcombe

Position
Pitcher
Years
1944–1960
Hall Rating
61
MLE Rating
76
Next Ballot
Don Newcombe is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
Peak
44%
Longevity
56%

Negro League MLEs by Eric Chalek

Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Don Newcombe has a 76 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
39.5 17.5 40.4 13.6
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-19 -1 2 0 102 67
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1944 NE 0.5 0.7
1945 NE 0.7 1.1
1949 BRO (LAD) 3.2 5.7
1950 BRO (LAD) 1.6 4.2
1951 BRO (LAD) 1.4 4.1
1954 BRO (LAD) -0.6 0.9
1955 BRO (LAD) 2.9 5.2
1956 BRO (LAD) 2.6 5.3
1957 BRO (LAD) 1.7 3.6
1958 2 teams 0.5 2.3
1958 LAD -1.4 -1.0
1958 CIN 1.9 3.3
1959 CIN 4.3 6.6
1960 2 teams -1.4 -0.2
1960 CIN -1.0 -0.2
1960 CLE -0.4 0.0
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