Drysdale, Don

Donald Scott Drysdale
Born: July 23, 1936, Van Nuys, California
Died: July 3, 1993, Montreal,
Played For: 
Brooklyn Dodgers (1956-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1969)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1984

Don Drysdale teamed with Sandy Koufax during the 1960s to form one of the most dominating pitching duos in history. The ferocious hurler used brushback pitches and a sidearm fastball to intimidate batters, and his 154 hit batsmen remain a modern National League record. Drysdale won 25 games and the Cy Young Award in 1962, and set a record with 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968. In 1965, the all-around athlete was the Dodgers' only .300 hitter, and in two separate seasons he hit seven home runs, tying the National League record.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that when Don Drysdale retired, he held the National League record for most seasons with 200 or more strikeouts (six)?
Batting against Don Drysdale is the same as making a date with a dentist.
Dick Groat