Major League Baseball and Brooklyn Dodgers legend Don Newcombe has died at the age of 92.
Newcombe, the first player in major league history to have won rookie-of-the-year, most-valuable-player and Cy Young awards, had his remarkable career cut short by alcohol abuse. After his career ended, Newcombe spent much of the rest of his life helping others that suffered from the same addiction. His death came after a prolonged battle with an undisclosed illness.
Newcombe spent much of his career with the Brooklyn, now Los Angeles, Dodgers. He is survived by his wife, Karen, children Don Jr., Kellye, and Brett, along with several grandchildren.