Dodger great talks about barriers and breaking them down – Orange County Register
Don Newcombe is pictured on the cover of Sport magazine. (Image courtesy of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
Don Newcombe was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1955. (Image courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
Pictured from left to right: Jackie Robinson, Dan Bankhead, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella. (Photo courtesy of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
Former Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe participates in the first pitch ceremony before a game against the the Cleveland Indians in 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Nearly all the men who broke baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s — Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby — are no longer with us.
One who remains is former pitcher Don Newcombe, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and is still a member of the team’s management. Newcombe, who turns 91 on Wednesday June 14, was present at the start of the…