On May 10th, 1955, Don Newcombe threw a 1 hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs. “Newk” faced the minimum 27 batters, striking out six. He also contributed 2 hits, finishing the game 2 for 4 with both hits being singles. Amazingly, Newcombe would finish the season batting .359 with an unbelievable OPS of 1.012 (1 triple, 9 doubles and 7 home runs in 117 at-bats).
Of course, 1955 was also the first World Series win for the Dodgers in franchise history. To celebrate Don’s great game, and the Dodgers’ great season, make sure to tune in after the Dodgers game today to see Old Timer’s Day, where “Newk” and some of his friends will be hanging out at the ballpark.