Vin Sculley the baseball announcer for the Dodgers is retiring at age 88 after being hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. That’s got to be a world record right there. As this is the season to think about baseball, I heard a great story last weekend by a neighbor. I checked and it is supposedly true.

In 1961 the first game of the World Series fell on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Sandy Koufax who was Jewish chose not to play and Don Drysdale their #2 ace was given the starting assignment. He was hammered in the first two innings and when Walter Alston the manager came to the mound to take him out of the game Drysdale said

“I bet right now you wish I was Jewish too.”

 

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