This is a drawing I pulled from a new book I got for Christmas, Illustrated History of the Los Angeles Dodgers by Richard Whittingham. This was June 4th, 1968 when Don Drysdale pitched his 6th consecutive shutout, which broke a longstanding record by Doc White of the White Sox, who had thrown 5 consecutive. That’s Dodgers catcher Tom Haller behind the plate. Drysdale’s streak will prove a rare highlight that year, as 1968 wasn’t too kind to the Dodgers.
Batting is Willie Stargell, who would become the only person to hit a home run outside of Dodger Stadium, until Mike Piazza did the same in the mid-90’s. Of course, Stargell hit it out twice, so we’ll see if that records’ ever broken.
Let me know what you think of this new throwback direction in the comments section. Of course, I’ll still do current stuff as well, but in January it’s slim pickins.
Hope everyone’s having a great new year!