The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness.
In a statement, the Dodgers described Newcombe one of the greatest pitchers in team history -- and one of the final links to the team's days in Brooklyn.
Don Newcombe (1926-2019) pic.twitter.com/LcFwmeXJ58— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 19, 2019
Newcombe pitched eight seasons with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1941-59 and after serving in the military he resumed his career from 1954-58.
The right-hander helped the Dodgers win their first World Series in 1955, when he had a 20-5 record.
He was a four-time All-Star and had a career record of 149-90 with 1,129 strikeouts and a 3.56 ERA to go with 136 complete games and 24 shutouts.
He pitched in three World Series and at age 22 in 1949, he became the second rookie ever to start the opening game of a World Series, striking out 11 Yankees in eight innings.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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