Episode 139 - Koufax and Drysdale Hang Together

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By Mike Bates and Bill Parker, Mike Bates, and Bill Parker. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

You'd be hard pressed to find a better combo in baseball's Golden Age than Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, the twin aces of the LA Dodgers. But the pair also were also shrewd negotiations who realized their power together when they announced 54 years ago this week that they'd be holding out. Mike and Bill look back at their holdout, how they exerted pressure on the Dodgers before free agency, and how they set the stage for other battles decades later. Plus happy birthday to Pepper Martin and Dickey Pearce.

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