Thus completing my “fantasy” run of Don Drysdale cards, today I post the “missing” In-Action card for the 1972 set that would accompany the 1972 card I created for him a couple weeks ago:
As stated earlier in the other post, I wonder what his career numbers would have been had he played into the 1970’s.
Would he have been the second 3000-strikeout pitcher after Walter Johnson? Could he have reached 250 wins?
Sadly it wasn’t meant to be as he left the game after the 1969 season,
just one year removed from his record-breaking scoreless streak that saw
him set a record that wouldn’t be matched until another Los Angeles
Dodger, Orel Hershiser, would come along in 1988.