Drysdale, Don

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Don Drysdale
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Name
Drysdale, Don Gender: M
Donald Scott Drysdale
born on 23 July 1936 at 09:10 (= 09:10 AM )
Place Van Nuys, California, 34n11, 118w27
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°51'



Biography

American Hall of Fame baseball pitcher for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, famous for a 14-season record of 209 wins against 106 losses with 2,486 strikeouts. With Drysdale's help, the Dodgers became the most-feared team in baseball in the late 50s and early '60s. He was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame on 8/12/1984 and ranks among the top ten in every Dodgers pitching category. At 6'6" and 216 pounds, he played his best season in 1962, , leading the National League with a 25-9 record, 41 games started, 314-1/3 innings pitched, and 232 strikeouts. He won the National League Cy Young Award. He led the National League in innings pitched from 1962-1965, and from 1959 to 1962, led the National League in strikeouts three times.

In the spring of 1966, Drysdale shocked the baseball world when he and Sandy Koufax held out for more money. It worked; he was awarded an additional $110,000, a large sum then for a player.

He retired from baseball on 8/11/1969, and became a sportscaster with ABC.

On 9/27/1958, he married Ann Meyers, an All-American basketball player at UCLA and a broadcaster for NCAA women's basketball games. They have one daughter and one son, who was born on Drysdale's 51st birthday.

A gregarious man with a brilliant smile and resonant voice, Drysdale was described as an "overpowering workhorse" and a "Hall of Farmer off the field."

At age 56, he was found dead shortly before he was scheduled to announce a Dodgers game on 7/03/1993. He was found to have suffered a fatal heart attack in his hotel room in Montreal.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 27 September 1958 (Ann Meyers)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1966 (Increase in pay)
  • Work : Prize 12 August 1984 at 12:00 noon in Youngstown, OH (Inducted into baseball Hall of Fame)
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Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes, Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (6'6", 216 pounds)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ann Meyers, basketball player and announcer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting late more than 40 (Age 51 when son was born)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Baseball team)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Sportscaster)
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Pro pitcher)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Baseball Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Cy Young Award; other vocation awards)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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