Dodgers legend Don Newcombe collapses after news conference

Former Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe participates in the first pitch ceremony before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Indians in Los Angeles on July 1, 2014. (Chris Carlson)

Dodgers legend Don Newcombe collapsed on Tuesday after a news conference introducing Dave Roberts as the new Dodgers manager.

Paramedics were called to the scene. After receiving treatment, he was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

According to a Dodgers spokesperson, Newcombe has been released from the hospital and was resting comfortably at home.

In early July, Newcombe was hospitalized for two days after becoming ill at the stadium.

The 89-year-old was baseball's first player to win rookie of the year, most valuable player and the Cy Young Award. He pitched for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1949-51 and 1954-58 after missing two seasons while serving in the military during the Korean War. He was one of the first blacks to play for the franchise, along with Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

Newcombe remains a regular presence in his suit and fedora at Dodger Stadium, and he has served as special adviser to the chairman since 2009.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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