Tag Archives: Don Drysdale

Urias’ Career Derailed, He’s No Longer a Top Prospect

There have been a couple of monumental advances in sports injury medicine over the past few decades that produced surgical procedures that have saved the careers of untold numbers of players, stars and journeyman alike, from the pioneering work of … Continue reading

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Interesting? Accurate? Exciting? The Future of Dodgers’ Broadcasting

There is no replacing Vin Scully, but somebody has to broadcast the games. Looking back on 60 years of Los Angeles Dodgers’ English language broadcasters (I don’t speak Spanish and have never listened to the Spanish language broadcasts, so that … Continue reading

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Should the Dodgers Get to Count a Win Against Edwin Jackson?

After hiding out on the disabled list for a full month with a slight pain or a lame strain, or was it the Cubs just keeping him and his $13 Million dollar per year long term contract out of the … Continue reading

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A Baseball History Lesson as a Warning to the Angels

Back in the 1960s when stating pitchers started every four days, when they were expected to pitch eight or nine innings in every start, and when a closer would only enter a game when the starter, holding on to a … Continue reading

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Kershaw’s Streak Ends at 41, But He Still Pitched a Gem

In 1968, Dodgers’ great Don Drysdale, who a year earlier became the unquestioned ace of the Dodgers’ pitching staff with the retirement of Sandy Koufax, pitched an astonishing 58 consecutive scoreless innings, only to have another Dodgers’ pitcher, Orel Hershiser, … Continue reading

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The New Most Embarrassing Game in LA Dodgers’ History?

For Los Angeles Dodgers’ fans, the date October 6, 1966 lives in infamy, as the most embarrassing day in the team’s history.* The Dodgers’ had the day before lost the opening game of the World Series to Baltimore, 5-2, with … Continue reading

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Are the Dodgers Building the Majors’ Best Bullpen or the Best Bullpen Ever?

The Dodgers ended last season with a red-hot closer in Kenley Jansen and in Brian WIlson they had one of the game’s best closers serving as the number one set-up man. They also had two darn good lefties in veteran … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to Happen This Off Season

What will happen this winter (and in one instance next season) as 29 losing teams set their sites on the 2014 World Championship: 1. Kirk Gibson will flee the depraved confines of the Fascist Republic of Arizona and take his … Continue reading

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