Drysdale blanks Cubs for first career shutout
Drysdale retired following the 1969 season with a record of 209-166 and a 2.95 earned-run average. His sidearm fastball remains one of the most memorable deliveries of all-time, and Drysdale finished his career with 154 hit batsmen – leading the NL in that category five times.
“I’ve got one way to pitch to righties – tight,” Drysdale said.
Drysdale, who enjoyed a prominent career as a broadcaster following his playing days, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984. He passed away on July 3, 1993.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum