Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Don Newcombe, Ken Nordine RIP

Pitcher Don Newcombe has died.  He was a Dodger for much of his career, but I still respected him.  He played for the Newark Eagles in the Negro National League.  Then the Dodgers signed him and he became their first African-American pitcher.  He was a severe alcoholic bur had been sober since 1966.  He helped other people fight addiction.

Ken Nordine also died.  I remember hearing Word Jazz on KJAZ or somewhere.  He had a wonderful voice.

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