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Dodgers Top Mets as Drysdale Fans 13

July 1, 1962 - Don Drysdale (left), the 6-foot-6-inch right-handed star of the Dodgers, struck out 13 Mets today en route to becoming baseball’s first 14-game winner this season. The score was 5-1. Drysdale gave five hits to the Mets, only five more than his left-handed teammate, Sandy Koufax, allowed the New Yorkers last night. Just three Mets got past first base — Sammy Taylor, who hit a homer and a double, and Cliff Cook, who also doubled. Drysdale’s overpowering performance enabled the Dodgers to take 3 out of 4 games from the cellar-dwelling Mets, who now sport a record of 20-54.

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