Tag Archives: Don Drysdale

On 10/4/1959 Dodgers win first World Series game in Los Angeles

With the Dodgers having split the first two games of the 1959 World Series in Chicago, the series headed back to Los Angeles. This was the first World Series game ever played at the Coliseum and 92,000 plus watched the Dodgers win their first World Series game in Los Angeles 3 – 1 behind the …

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Urias ends season needing one more K

to tie Ralph Branca for most strikeouts for a Dodger by the end of their age 19 baseball season. Obviously,  Julio Urias holds the LAD record for most strikeouts for a LAD by the end of his 19-year-old baseball season, having passed Joe Moeller months ago. Joe had 46 and his record stood since 1964. …

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1965 World Series Game Seven

was on sportsnetla the other day during the debates. It was grainy and b/w but still a thrill to watch what I’d considered the greatest game seven pitching performance since Johnny Podres, when you consider the context Sandy Koufax was pitching on two days rest,  on the road, against a powerful Twin lineup, and shut …

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LAD All-Stars, 1962 – 1969, Koufax, Drysdale, and Wills era

Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale would dominate the golden era of Los Angeles Dodger baseball. The team would appear in three World Series in a span of five years and win two World Championships, and it is possible the best team was the 1962 team which didn’t even get to the World Series.  Sandy Koufax, …

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LAD All-Stars 1958 – 1960, the beginning

Fitting that Johnny Podres who pitched the greatest game in Brooklyn Dodger history would be the first all-star selection for the newly minted Los Angeles Dodgers. LAD All-Stars, 1970 – 1979, Garvey – Russell – Lopes – Cey era LAD All-Stars 1980 – 1989, the Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser decade LAD All-Stars 1990 – …

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Can Bud Norris and the cavalry save the Dodger season?

Depth replaces adequacy, it doesn’t replace brilliance. Jon Weisman gives nine reasons why Dodger fans should not dispair.  As usual,  Jon hits the right notes but is the case convincing? Does it have to be? If you are a fan you should be a fan, even when the chips are down. With Clayton Kershaw on …

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Top LA Dodger postseason game scores – Don Drysdale stands above Sandy’s shadow

Several weeks ago we looked at the top postseason pitching game scores against the Cardinals. I had hoped that the Dodgers would make a long run this postseason, and that when I posted the update it would have some new names on the list. Alas, that did not happen. With the 2014 season over we …

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