Thursday, February 28, 2008

1966: Remember when Koufax and Drysdale held out for spring training?



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Once upon a time or 1966, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax held out and refused to show up for spring training.   They were both looking for a better contract.

They held out for 32 days and signed eventually for $ 130,000 (Koufax) and $ 105,000 (Drysdale).

They Dodgers won 97 games and the NL pennant but lost to the Orioles in the World Series later that year.  

Koufax was great:  27-9 with a 1.73 ERA & 27 complete games.   On the other hand, Drysdale was a bit off form:  13-16 with a 3.42 ERA.   


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