Drysdale at Van Nuys High

Little bit of an unintended theme here, but I just saw this photo of Dodgers’ Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale as a teenager at Van Nuys High in a new book called Play by Play: A Century of L.A. Sports Photography by David Davis. It was published in October 2004 by Angel City Press. A free exhibit of the photos is also on display at the Los Angeles Central Library.

The photo is from the old Valley Times. A bit of trivia: Drysdale signed with the Dodgers after a meeting at Otto’s the Pink Pig, a Van Nuys Boulevard restaurant that has an entry in Gone But Not Forgotten.