Buzzie Bavasi former Dodgers general manager

Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, left, gets a light from Buzzie Bavasi in this 1958 photo. In later years, reflecting on his life in baseball, Bavasi said, “Who else played golf with Babe Ruth, had dinner with Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and worked for people of the stature of Larry MacPhail, Walter O’Malley, Gene Autry and Ray Kroc? There are 20 guys on every team now who make more in a year than I did in 30 or 40, but no one had more fun.”

( Los Angeles Times )

Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, left, gets a light from Buzzie Bavasi in this 1958 photo. In later years, reflecting on his life in baseball, Bavasi said, “Who else played golf with Babe Ruth, had dinner with Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and worked for people of the stature of Larry MacPhail, Walter O’Malley, Gene Autry and Ray Kroc? There are 20 guys on every team now who make more in a year than I did in 30 or 40, but no one had more fun.”

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