January 10th, 2013

Hall Welcomes Drysdale

 
 
 
 

 

   

January 10, 1984 – Former Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Luis Aparicio and Harmon Killebrew. Drysdale won 209 games during his career with Brooklyn and Los Angeles from 1956-69. He set a then-MLB record with 58.2 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968, but a torn rotator cuff ended his career at age 32. Drysdale later returned as a Dodger broadcaster from 1988 until his passing at age 56 in 1993. Drysdale was in the Dodger dugout in San Diego on 9/28/88 when Orel Hershiser broke his record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings. Drysdale still holds the MLB mark with six consecutive shutouts.

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