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Rebuttal: Why Don Drysdale belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rebuttal: Why Don Drysdale belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame

What a thrill it was (for five seconds) to see Don Drysdale’s picture on the cover of Sunday’s sports section. One of our own, a legendary Dodger, No. 53, was front-page news again. It was a thrill until flipping over the fold — the old news “paper” term for the crease that separates the top and bottom half of the broad sheet — and jaw-dropping my way through the headline: “THIS MAN DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME. And neither do 93 others.” I was too incensed to care about the 93 others, although I would later. Was this a joke? Don Drysdale? Big D was getting the Big Diss from his hometown newspaper? The story should...

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