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Drysdale Sentenced in Speeding Case

Dec. 28, 1962 - Don Drysdale, the fireballing Los Angeles Dodger pitcher who can throw a baseball upwards of 90 miles per hour, pleaded guilty today to driving a car even faster — 95 miles per hour. The sentence was a fine right in line with his occupation: $56 and enough used balls and bats to equip a team at Verdemont Boys Ranch near San Bernardino, California. Municipal Judge Thomas M. Haldersen imposed the sentence as the two conditions for Drysdale’s fulfilling three months’ probation. Beverly Hills attorney Alvin Cassidy, appearing for the pitcher, agreed to the terms.


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