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The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 4: Don Drysdale

The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 4: Don Drysdale

Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers. No. 4: Don Drysdale (202 first-place votes, 65,432 points) Naming the most famous number in Dodgers history is easy: Jackie Robinson’s 42. Also not debatable is the most famous letter. That’s "Big D,” the all-time alphabet Dodger dog. Drysdale’s legacy offers more than an accumulation of wins and strikeouts that eventually led to the Hall of Fame. He and announcer Vin Scully were the connective tissue through the transition from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Drysdale served as on-field father/protector for a franchise many expected would go soft sipping poolside...

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