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Thursday, May 20, 2010

DON DRYSDALE - THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY'S BASEBALL HERO

2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY HISTORY
Don Drysdale - Historic postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale was born on the 23rd of July 1936 in Van Nuys, California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Drysdale attended Van Nuys High School where he was a baseball teammate of the future actor Robert Redford.
One of the most important pitchers in Major League Baseball, Don Drysdale was a mega-favorite of L.A. Dodgers fans. Because of his brilliant career, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His number “53” was retired by the Dodgers in 1984.
Don Drysdale’s ashes are buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale.

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