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fb black america reflections of the black experience in american society than the former brooklyn dodgers baseball player winner of the rookie of the year award the cy young award a major league baseball's most valuable player award and openness the only player in baseball to win all three awards in his career it was also where in another wing caller is also part of the route his baseball career problem cause him to destroy his personal life join his baseball career and his life savings today that you who has recovered he now represents a national institute on alcoholism and travels to forty seven states and delivers thousands of speeches on the palm of drug and alcohol abuse in sports
and our society i'm jackie hanson and this week our focus on baseball legend that no go in black america i'm worried that there are more people here representing our community and that they're willing to do something about the sickness that permeates every society where there's a concentration of blackpool all across the united states one scene where i go and i'm seeing the lack of participation by black folk from the black community when programs like this are presented for their personal benefits i'm worried about what they're thinking more about what they're feeling saw i'm worried about when i get the significant joe talks about in these in an in these reports in him and his book and presidents he says the prison population of black population bishop camel population and indian population the prison because of crimes related to drugs like alcohol something like sixty to seventy percent black's
chicago or even indians related to use obesity drugs are more about the hospitals he said in the hospital system in the old city emergency rooms in a hospital ward in the drug treatment centers dying every day because of the abuse of the drug and we sit on our hands and esau comparable and really that is not affecting us all week to believe that the citizens are wrong when he takes a team of professional the goes into the city of new york and and write his report about the carry of the state of new york and disease statistically are what leads us to believe in austin and other parts of texas that the same thing don't exist here always so caught ourselves when joe says the outlaw a thirteen on top of that i would say is close to twenty million are thought i think he'd be in a little cottage below a little
conservative there i'm saying in my travels in and being involved directly in a canoe made all across i'm saying that more than thirty minutes or whether that's a significant amount of people and we're talking about maybe fifteen to twenty to thirty percent of the embargo now ben ali's of us think about we are the word about in the city of austin as forty forty five thousand people evicting that twenty percent of that happiness it's having problems without calling as other groves well then we have a problem in the city of boston and the governor or be concerned about the male be concerned about city council the commission's all the concern about more certainly the people living in those republican and it'll be concerned about and what we don't listen to our collective families are what sounds like a senatorial candidate doing nothing about over a little and that worries me now something about the dawn something going to know when you write a story to write a story i want people
to know that donald was worried about as you stand around you surrounding you make comments about how you respected and i lived on that when he was a baseball player is because none of them is in austin today it is because you can advertise on television radio newspapers and it'll be a day that now that reluctant because i'm here to talk about alcohol and yes drugs that maybe they're reluctant for me to see them what is a lie or no i am worried about that and they don't you know the city was new the responsible people the city author of lost in what we were about hearing judge reviews a work on before in a court room my god early indication of all that there's a serious problem here than local pitcher who dominated national league baseball in the nineteen fifties was a number of the old brooklyn dodgers knew who represented the mystique i thought of an american legend years which have a lapse as jack rossin color barrier in major league baseball and i knew that was the only player to stand alone in winning the cy young award major league baseball's
award for his best pitch in a most valuable player award and a repeal you want it is friday the news one twenty seven baseball games in a single season he stands as the only player in baseball history to turn all three honest point a career fans loved it matters kirsten president toasted and those were the glory days for now at the age of fifty eight minute looks back in those days and remembers the pain and ethnicity well as i'm almost destroyed i think insuring his baseball career and broke up his marriage and completed his life savings and he drank himself into bankruptcy in the early nineteen fifties today that entails it finally broke away from alcohol and that he is not just to drop about park in eighteen years he spends his waking hours helping others find out parmesan and effective as on the white community sports and every sector
of our society as a representative of the national institute on alcohol and so you can wear dresses alcoholics anonymous groups all across this nation i spoke with that new camaro one such meek and as what it was like break into major league baseball breach of visit my wife johnnie it again vacant and nineteen oh good i have a good omen dale of education are family i've got a god given ability to the dubai based on it an homage really adds a third grade and the badly for two years ninety four for forty five minutes and awesome insight namely well use my manager at one time and told a lot of our kitchen is not really come along and nineteen are some answers some nightmares the idea
of baseball for me mad men scary scary because you know there's a there's a transition taking place in society that says the acts of on the sunni in professional baseball the level of integration essentially came along and i had i was going to get a chance to play with why i'm in tune with his remarks were intended to use the euro it was scary because you're jealous
that reaction that you were going to cover virginia remember that i'm renee montagne when we had chance to be pioneers will have a chance to help black poems were a lot of remy martin king jr in michigan he told me when i went to the table which is great american
the city to make a life of it i live because of his tenacity because of his his ability to upset people make things happen on the ball low twenty five but the fact is i owned idolize him because he was a man a good thing that mean you have to make me a man of nineteen oh three in and roy i'm jacki lyden said they'd
use words the unions in these different kind of personal injection i made by not an appetite to play in the major leagues was the hundreds of them will be whether this book about terrorism and the three women who pablo this goes on longer must be hundreds of them who have gone back in the news in baseball joey johnson just discovered it and i think where the images of a recently valued at recently is only were the pictures of you give the chance for a morning show i was twenty five twenty six maybe thirty years old and eating in the change official baseball that point in his life he was so he was so byzantine and
foolish because he was already doing it is no more he was a phenomenal man phoned mama body that she'll get into the body and the business today a chance to do the thing that you know the visibility what we made you no the point i'm a report because i was a first element of the best pitcher baseball you and right now it's probably had you asked them about it for a bit what about that it to me a collaborative project
and as you and i were both of those guys and that made me somebody that i was somebody you think you know that about recent movie a lizard of eternity is why don't really well whatever reason not be here it's gonna be here in support of the libyan life most are now in prison with the seventies even sometimes a worsening of the knee then you were you know a tight races were people arguing about not much or not if you about it not with our minds and thinking about the light was no doubt about because girls walk across the whole spectrum first and faculty professional life in this country
and it's about time some ideas about it that's what i'm hearing often do try to focus attention on a main reason as information you do vote for them they want to have meat somewhere maybe we'll see that they will be the obama a more about the hospital he said in the hospital system in the opening emergency room to the hospital ward in the drug treatment centers brian every day because of the abuse of the drug and we sit on our hands and esau comparable and really that is not affecting us all week to believe at least visit to rome when he gets became a professor of the gold and the city of new york and write his report about military of the state of new york and gives a significant new york why leave that to believe in austin another part of that is that the same thing time and this year always saw ourselves when joe says about how color of thirty million out on top of that i would say
is close to twenty million up on the pinky be in a little cottage below a little conservative there i'm saying in my travels in and being involved directly in the community all across party i'm saying that more than thirty minutes or whether that's a significant amount of people and we're talking about maybe fifteen to twenty to thirty percent of the embargo now bet on the seventh thing about roy the word about in the city of austin a forty forty five thousand people evicting that twenty percent of that happiness it's having problems without calling as other growth will then we have a problem in the city of boston and the governor or be concerned about the male be concerned about city council the commission all be concerned about more certainly the people living in those republican and it'll be concerned about and what we don't listen to talk to let families are what's out like senator levin a candidate doing nothing about over a little and that worries me
now something about the dawn sometime gotta go when you write your story you write your story i want people to know that donald was more about stand around you surrounding you make comments about how you respected and i lived on that when he was a baseball player is because none of them is in austin today is because even advertise on television radio the river is that it will be a day of that now the very lucky because i'm here to talk about our calling of drugs that maybe they're reluctant to me to see them what'd i wanna know i'm worried about that and later yale university was a new a responsible people for the author of loss only worry about your judge reviews they were gone before the court room my god i love the occasional moment there's a serious problem here and a significant number of overlap at all although president says the minute that affected by pokemon many prisons i cannot the ballpark just a latina presence in juvenile detention center and we're a bunch of young kids a bunch of
beautiful people they could not control and commit crimes and then adding color in jail now we all he were probably going on how we get his message out we going to change his attitude and if you have to worry about ever do we've got to change it yoko of thousands of book that in new york for every two thousand five on the bible there's at least one liquor dispensing and to be in that in that area in the white community says out in long island and outlying areas for any five thousand white oak there is one big or dispensing and three now why is that message out well right about that the reports that in the book like this and it's not the first time ever does report or read this report why isn't there somebody who's going to pay attention to as a young man out what i know what joe was
talking about i know what the great hulking council was talking about i know what a major mr is talking about i know the message they are trying to portray it was the same thing happens in every city like austin or grits his country that i'm involved with i represent you i resent you because i represent are pro government i represent you negotiate taxpayers i've got david or about my feelings rene by dispute that i should be telling you about my feeling when i stand before an audience that were injured before the people concerned about this problem american community whether they're crazy and that it concerns them my god in yemen i live in california los angeles my wife and my baby did not drink they do not drink they didn't then my mother taught make reference to but six years ago young man who was brought almost killed my wife and my baby's in a drunk driving accident this young man seventeen you know literally cry and jump
of my wife's car he make our turn in a shopping center in an area where we live is beyond agenda fifty miles an hour at quite in fact i would suspect all i can be honest you're well that car suppose in the gas tank erupted on my car my car called a final item of it would be gone i would be here today talking about and these are you're talking about your view that you know i'm sure to be reluctant to talk about now i have a bad mc on the show from a permit would buy from a collision and nobody pay attention to that young man a drinking problem now twenty three years old he still going to saving you that one seventeen when are we going to wake up when are we going to come to grips with this problem what we have to do what he's got that with an article by israeli body in his audience brings a lot to the show me by reading a man if anybody's audience who have never head any contact dollar powerball of abuses
in their lives and in the way from them on the bed her grandmother grandfather built a lot of assistance article about level is really buy you have not had the kind of misery that come from dealing with his fitness alcoholism an ally we hear your name their team on or the mourners audience now we know in his audience what it's about we know what a un thought what are we going to get the message out how we're going to do it i could be a part of that have come up now i'm a member of the city of austin i'm a citizen now that that given your identity the city i go to a bank account they call money off or i need you know i know one year the maya macguineas him and the councilman immigration somebody really nice man to the people from the community know fight somebody and put the onus to responsibly on somebody's shoulder this morning from live poorly among the rescue somebody give me an so what
we're going to do and how it can be done than i could be a part of it a valid happening to my fault here in austin and on having my plans i don't want it happening and i am most are like you're on average or young kid it will resume that i've gotten over three million know by now three million young people in school system do i know anything about speaking to get in school and i know the feelings are talking to women and within about having to go on a home in an ally and that's why drinking euros is there any reason to think that i i should be able to maintain my sanity by by by listening to all the young people talk about their lives and how big were the parents were drunks a drug cartel marble and why should they not do that because the refugees and the show going on in their lives every night every day there's something of a firearm something so they said is there why should i use my god there's something truth to solve
a problem how long it's going on like how long we're adults mostly in the voice of the young people he was with the rebels those are on the record together as the us really lead me in the right direction let me by the hand and lead me what the only me and then leave me the plan for myself because i'm depending on you young people asking us and that's our responsibility when are we going to accept our responsibility that though why does the president of the white the president i think hadn't expected that we are now raising a lost generation of young people because of alcohol and why does it have to be like at what what is wrong with the united states they what is going on what has got to happen out all of involving more than two thirds of the nation's homicide
that the reason the rate is another seven percent of the salt and pepper have a child molesting was going on in austin into the night they don't know what you all of the night you know common phrase that word the nile a play about the nile william of the nile the earliest most primitive most inappropriate and ineffective of all psychological defenses used by man and i read that in the nile the earliest most primitive most inappropriate and ineffective of all psychological defenses youtube imam great sex with an open dallas and going on various actually owns a unique place in spokane maliki and he promised at the end
of the guys and then let them down because he was alone way to go it's the first of our puzzle page a fairly though that are going to vote with the republican nominee want to argue with a mercenary i'm making it because some i was going to find on joe or individualize of unprotected part the drug epidemic infections for the amount and it's only reachable that abortion that we know about but then he leveled they gave a city that i think every forty of them was your professional baseball career cut short because of applebee's i wish
b the pitcher who i was or ten years without his and an undo without making our pre dawn now i'm on this is i got on a prize i wasn't going on television i have a contract with the values and the federal government in the banking business duo series of things are going to make a search engine to myself you think of a student athletes putting more concentration on athletics i think so i think a lot of the studies are being covered by the coach the heavily requested study a lot of things long as a baseball farm and then some of the second test moment that her eventual and what you've gotten into an i'm an idiot how history with or without with with senators in texas any any function hillary one final question you may object with them
voicing apology opened up on is in america i think that young people understand that felkel to make them better people we made that the somehow the business of young people and we really set out to change society and thinking about alcohol the society is long on their own views about a lot of abuse of the drugs so i mean there's some other people trying to change society and one that comes about society changes are thinking about how on the publication of society where we can say we we've we've done our job and we believe we have made an impact on the thinking of people baseball legend don newcombe if you have a comment a like to produce eggs that cabinet is programmed riders who dresses in black america long one radio network ut austin austin texas seventy seven
one to address again is in black america long one radio network ut austin austin texas seventy seven one to when black americans technical producer david album as i'm john hansen lance you've been listening to in black america reflections of the black experience in american society in black america is produced and distributed by the center for telecommunication services at ut austin and does not necessarily
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In Black America
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Baseball Legend Don Newcombe
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KUT Radio
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Discusses career and alcohol addiction
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1985-01-11
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University of Texas at Austin
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00:29:29
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Copyright Holder: KUT
Guest: Don Newcomb
Host: John L. Hanson
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Chicago: “In Black America; Baseball Legend Don Newcombe,” 1985-01-11, KUT Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 12, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-529-wh2d796r5x.
MLA: “In Black America; Baseball Legend Don Newcombe.” 1985-01-11. KUT Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 12, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-529-wh2d796r5x>.
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