Don Drysdale - Famous Baseball Player

Don Drysdale Net Worth


Don Drysdale, the famous American professional baseball player and sports commentator, had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his death. Drysdale, who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers his entire career through 1969, was a nine-time All-Star, a World Series winner, and a recipient of the Cy Young Award.

Key facts:

  • Don Drysdale was a professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers his entire career through 1969.
  • Drysdale won the World Series three times, in 1959, 1963, and 1965.
  • He was a nine-time All-Star and in 1962, he won the Cy Young Award and was the MLB wins leader.
  • Drysdale was also a three-time MLB strikeout leader.
  • After retiring from baseball, Drysdale became a broadcaster for radio and television.

Basic Information About Don Drysdale

CategoryAthletes β€Ί Baseball Players
ProfessionsBaseball player, Actor, Sports commentator
Net worth$3,000,000
Date of birth1936-07-23
Place of birthVan Nuys
Date of death1993-07-03 (aged 56)
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAnn Meyers - (1 NovemberΒ 1986 - 3 JulyΒ 1993)Β (his death)Β (3 children)
Ginger Drysdale - (27 SeptemberΒ 1958 - 22 OctoberΒ 1984)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Don Drysdale win?


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Don Drysdale roles

Movie / Series Role
The Brady BunchDon Drysdale 1 episode, 1970

Don Drysdale's Quotes

  • "Why use four pitches to put someone on base intentionally when I can do it with one?" (when asked why he hit a batter with a pitch instead of walking him intentionally)

Don Drysdale's photos

Interesting Facts about Don Drysdale

  1. Star basketball player at UCLA.
  2. Died in his hotel room of a heart attack hours before he was to work the television/radio color commentary for the Los Angeles Dodgers-Montreal Expos game.
  3. Pitcher for the National League's Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, 1956-1969. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1984.
  4. Born at 9:10am-PDT
  5. Took part in a publicized salary holdout in the spring of 1966 along with teammate Sandy Koufax.
  6. Pitched 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968, a record which stood until Orel Hershiser topped it 20 years later.
  7. Pitched in eight All-Star games.
  8. Still holds the National League record for most hit batsmen (154).
  9. Finished 5th in voting for National League MVP in 1962 and 1965.
  10. Pitched in eight All-Star games (1959, 1961-1965 and 1967-1968).
  11. Won Cy Young Award as Major League Baseball's top pitcher in 1962 for leading National League in wins (25), innings pitched (314 1/3), strikeouts (232) and games started (41).
  12. Member of 1956 National League Champion Brooklyn Dodgers team and 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers team. Member of 1959, 1963 and 1965 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers teams.
  13. Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 169-171. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  14. Uniform number 53 retired by the Dodgers.
  15. Retired in mid-season in 1969 after suffering a torn rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder.
  16. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984 in the same ceremony with Pee Wee Reese.
  17. Held the record for consecutive 200-strikeout seasons with six, until Tom Seaver broke it with his seventh consecutive such season in 1974.
  18. Was an excellent hitting pitcher; hit 29 home runs during his career and was frequently used as a pinch hitter. Was the only Dodger to hit .300 in 1965.
  19. Made major league debut on 17 April 1956.
  20. When he was a student at Van Nuys High School, one of his classmates was Robert Redford.

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