Don Drysdale

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Birthdate 7/23/1936
Death Date 7/3/1993
Debut Year 1956
Year of Induction 1984
Teams Dodgers
Position Pitcher

In 1965 Don Drysdale tied his own NL record with 7 homers. He was also the Dodgers’ only .300 hitter and won 23 games for the World Champs.

In the collection:

Dodger check made out to Don Drysdale in 1958

Dodger check made out to Don Drysdale in 1958

In the collection is this ornate check drawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers in November, 1958 their first year since moving from Brooklyn. Drysdale led the National League in hit batters in ’58, the first of four consecutive seasons atop the leaderboard for the category. The 1962 Cy Young Award
Back side of Dodger check made out to Big D

Back side of Dodger check made out to Big D

The back of the Dodger check reveals a vintage Don Drysdale signature in the endorsement area near the top. An eight-time All Star “Big D” paced National League pitchers in strikeouts three times, games started four times, and wins once in his 1962 Cy Young season. Teamed with Sandy Kouf
8x10 photo signed with personalization

8x10 photo signed with personalization

The first two seasons of Don Drysdale’s big league career were spent in Brooklyn before the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. It was at Chavez Ravine that Big D found his greatest success posting double-digit win totals in his first 11 seasons in Los Angeles. Upon retirement, Drysdale became an an

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