Obituary: Don Drysdale

Don Drysdale, baseball player and broadcaster, died Montreal 3 July, aged 56. 'Big D' Drysdale joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as a pitcher in 1956 and moved west with them to Los Angeles in 1958. Won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in the National League in 1962, and pitched 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968, a record that stood for 20 years. Elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Author of Once a Bum, Always a Dodger (1990).