July 08, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Don Newcombe, baseball's first player to win rookie of the year, most valuable player and the Cy Young Award, has been released from a hospital two days after becoming ill at Dodger Stadium.

A team spokesman says Newcombe returned home Wednesday to rest.

The 89-year-old special adviser to the chairman left the ballpark on Monday night when he became ill before the game. Newcombe remains a regular presence in his suit and fedora at the stadium. He has served as special adviser since 2009.

Newcombe pitched for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1949-51 and 1954-58 after missing two seasons while serving his country during the Korean War. He was one of the first blacks to play for the franchise, along with Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

He had a record of 149-90 with 1,129 strikeouts and a 3.56 ERA. Newcombe was a four-time NL All-Star and pitched in three World Series.

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