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Don Drysdale

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  • Vin Scully to Broadcast 63rd Season

    Vin Scully to Broadcast 63rd Season
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Hall of fame baseball broadcaster Vin Scully has announced that he will be returning to broadcast a 63rd season. Scully, 83, who handles all nine innings on on Fox Sports Prime Ticket and KCAL 9, made the announcement on air...
  • Playoff fever absent

    One of the more thrilling nights in recent Major League Baseball history took place Wednesday night. Two wild card spots were determined in riveting contests that showcased Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming from far behind in the standings to crush Boston...
  • Education Matters: It's time for dodging baseball

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • City Lights: Pitch comes from his inspiration

    City Lights: Pitch comes from his inspiration
    It's the spot where Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Hideo Nomo and other legendary pitchers faced down batters over the last 50 years. Next week, Dodger Stadium will play host to a tough hurler of a different kind. Dan Kanne, a Huntington Beach resident and...
  • A walk around Los Angeles' park neighborhoods

    A walk around Los Angeles' park neighborhoods
    It's no easy job, being the lungs of Los Angeles. But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even heroically. Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or one of...
  • Steinberg: Happy days are here again

    Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead! The (putative) King is Dead! The SoCal Baseball Empire Strikes Back! Notwithstanding what metaphor you are able to mangle, a better day is coming for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. The sad, twisted reign of Frank McCourt holding...
  • Unclassified Info: Reflecting on the father of all victories

    As a self-professed hockey fan, I find it impossible to let the L.A. Kings' recent win of the Stanley Cup go without at least saying congratulations and thanks to the team I have followed since I was 12. Watching my team hoist the cup was so...
  • The bible of baseball cards

    The bible of baseball cards
    Long ago, when children were allowed to wander from their parents' side for more than 15 minutes, I spent much of my free time accumulating baseball cards. After school, my buddy Adam Rogers and I would stroll to the candy store and buy multiple packs....
  • Getting the vote out for 'Bobby'

    Getting the vote out for 'Bobby'
    For a movie that has grossed only $11 million, been panned by half the nation's film critics and is now almost gone from the local megaplexes, one might think that "Bobby" faces an insurmountable climb if it is to capture Academy Awards attention. But...
  • In John Wooden's own words

    In John Wooden's own words
    Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Dodger chef hits them all out of the park

    Dodger chef hits them all out of the park
    The first half of the season has been a yawn, and some of the biggest sluggers in the lineup have holes in their bats. But one time-tested veteran swings for the fences and hits a home run every night at Dodger Stadium. Chef Dave Pearson. Like the...