Don Drysdale
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"Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale" was a Major League Baseball player and National Baseball Hall of Fame/Hall of Fame right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Drysdale was one of the most dominant pitchers of the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s. He became a radio and television broadcaster after his playing career ended.

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In Brooklyn, it was as though you were in your own little bubble. You were all part of one big, but very close family, and the Dodgers were the main topic of everybody's conversations and you could sense the affection people had for you. I don't know that such a thing exists anymore.

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes.

It's a bottom line business where a lot of gray suits are brought in and then, within two years, these guys suddenly know everything about baseball.

When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit, I want to chew up my glove.

The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.

Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don't look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don't back up their beards.

I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it's over.

If they knocked two of your guys down, I'd get four. You have to protect your hitters.

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.