“(Grew up on Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax).”
1959-1965 Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Junior Gilliam, Roy Campanella, Johnny Podres, Wally Moon, Carl Furillo, Peewee Reese, Larry Sherry, Charlie Neal, Johnny Roseboro, Norm Larker, Frank Howard, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills,Ron Fairly, Claude Osteen, Willie Davis, Lou Johnson, Wes Parker, Ron Perranoski, Vin Scully, Walter Alston, Buzzy Bavasi.
Saw games at the Coliseum; homers over the LF net “Moon shots”.
Few pitchers in the game dominated like Koufax at his best.
My brother was a boy with three sisters and a baby brother who couldn't quite play then, but everyday he got us out there in the yard, the street the schoolyard and we played ball. We were the Dodgers and some of us were the enemy... the Giants.
I have vivid memories of the knots in my arm and the goose-eggs on my noggin from the errant pitches and hits. But I love my brother Tom for pushing us girls to play with him. Only one of us took up sports, but for the rest of us it was a truly amazing experience to remember and it bound us together as siblings.
Must say I had a crush on Frank Howard when I was 8 years old... ; ~ )
Gone but not forgotten...