Tag Archives: Don Drysdale

Saying good-bye to another old friend

I always expected Ryu to resign with the Dodgers so the news that Ryu signed with Toronto was a big surprise for me and it means that for the second year in a row one of my favorite Dodgers will not be wearing the Dodger blue as we head into the next season. I don’t …

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Clayton Kershaw thru age 29 and other thoughts

One thing stands out for me when reviewing the accomplishments of the greatest pitchers in baseball history through their age 29 seasons.  Of the fourteen pitchers to have accumulated at least 50 bWAR only two of them are left-handed. Clayton Kershaw and Hal Newhouser. Only one of them pitched their full career in the 21st …

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Big and Little D dominate 1 – 0 loser list

I was right about Don Sutton leading the Dodgers in losing 1 – 0 games but he had company from his big brother Don Drysdale. They both did it a staggering nine times. This points to two things. They were both incredible pitchers, and they both pitched for some bad offensive teams. The list below …

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Koufax perfect game rides on top

The highest game score by a LAD pitcher against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium is, of course, the perfect game by Sandy Koufax. I like this list because it has some names on it that had been missing in my other game score leaderboards.  Like Hiroki Kuroda, Bill Singer, Tim Belcher, Ricky Nolasco, Rick Honeycut, …

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Best game scores against Cardinals at Dodger Stadium

Top games scores by LAD pitchers against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Wow, this seems like a lot. My cutoff point was 80, and a plethora of Dodger pitchers made the cut. Over 30 of them. Fernando leads the way with his “throw your sombrero to the sky” no hitter. Some notes on the names; …

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Alex Wood closing in on most LAD wins in May

With four wins in May, Alex Wood has a decent shot at matching the most wins in May for an LAD. Fifteen times a player has won five games in May.  According to the schedule, Wood has only one more start scheduled for May. If he was to win his fifth game in five starts …

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OTDIB – May 15th – Piazza goes fishing

May 15th, 2015 – King Felix strikes out 2,000th hitter Mariner right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the fourth-youngest hurler to record his 2,000th career strikeout when he whiffs Sam Fuld in fifth inning of the team’s 4-3 victory against Oakland at Safeco Field. Bert Blyleven, Walter Johnson, and Sam McDowell are the only three pitchers to …

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LAD Game Score leaderboard for AT&T

I think I’ll make this a regular thing. Before each series, I’ll post the top Game scores and Strikeouts for that park so we can see if anyone can crack them in the upcoming series. AT&T: Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H ER BB SO GSc 1 Clayton Kershaw 2015-09-29 LAD SFG W …

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LAD Strikeout Leaderboard for AT&T Park

I think I’ll make this a regular thing. Before each series, I’ll post the top Game scores and Strikeouts for that park so we can see if anyone can crack them in the upcoming series. On Saturday, Alex Wood was able to crack the top strikeout games at Coors and jumped over Clayton Kershaw to …

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Don Drysdale wins first World Series game at Dodger Stadium 53 years ago

Don Drysdale christened Dodger Stadium into the postseason world with a brilliant 1 – 0 shutout of the New York Yankees in game three of the 1963 World Series. The first two games of the World Series in 63 had been played in Yankee Stadium with the Yankees only scoring three runs. This time,  they …

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