Don Drysdale (1957 – Topps #18)

Born Donald Scott Drysdale in 1936, ‘Don’ (the “Big D”) was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956, and pitched 15 years with the Dodgers between Brooklyn and Los Angeles.  Drysdale teamed with Sandy Koufax to give the Dodgers a one-two punch through the mid 1960’s.  He won the 1962 Cy Young Award, and in 1968 he pitched 6 consecutive shutouts (58 consecutive scoreless innings in all).  I remember him as being one of the most feared pitchers of all time (he hit a total of 154 batters in his 15 years in the big leagues). Drysdale’s number (53) was retired in Dodger Stadium in 1984, and he entered baseball’s Hall Of Fame the same year. After his playing days, Don started a career as a television broadcaster that lasted until his death in 1993.Don Drysdale  1957 Topps #18

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One response to “Don Drysdale (1957 – Topps #18)

  1. This pitcher Don Drysdale, was as good as any pitcher in the Bigs! The only other pitcher in the National League that I can think of being a “hair” better would have to be Koufax! Whenever either of these 2 guys were on the mound, the game was about “over” before it “started!” You sure have some of the most sought after cards in your collection that would be next to impossible to find now in 2014! Thanks for sharing the cards with me as it makes me feel 100 years younger! Pete Goddard, Tonight on TV Michigan St plays the Buckeyes and must win to be selected as 1 of the 4 Playoff teams at the end of college football season for 2014. MSU is a 3 1/2 point favorite, but I think the Buckeyes will spoil MSU’s dream as they MUST win to stay in the mix! (of the final 4). Thanks for sending me these wonderful and so hard to find baseball cards! Those were the days, eh? pg 11/8/14

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