Drysdale, Don

Drysdale, (Donald Scott) Don

(1936–93) baseball pitcher; born in Van Nuys, Calif. A ferocious competitor, the tall right-hander won 209 games in 14 seasons with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1956–69). Nicknamed, "Big D," he became a television broadcaster after retiring from the game. In 1984 he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
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And Lasorda softly invoked the names of Don Drysdale, Don McMahon and John McSherry.
He said he thought of friends stricken with heart attacks, men such as Don Drysdale, Don McMahon and umpire John McSherry.