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Koufax, Drysdale, and Davis Tape Song-and-Dance Routine for Bob Hope’s TV Show

Oct. 18, 1963 - The song-and-dance team of Koufax, Drysdale, and Davis made its debut today under the banner of that noted sports impresario, Bob Hope. Cashing in on the fame that came to them with the four-game World Series sweep by the Dodgers, pitching stars Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale and batting champion Tommy Davis appeared on Hope’s comedy special. The show was taped a week in advance for presentation next Friday night on NBC, but any fears that the trio might prove duds were removed as the Dodger stars smoothly ran through rehearsals and filming without a hitch. Tommy Davis, who had his problems at the “hot” corner last season, said, “This is tougher than playing third base.” “Just think about the money,” Koufax said. And that was the theme of the high point of their television appearance — a parody on “We’re in the Money.” Part of the lyrics went: “We’re in the money; we’ll never have to dally with O’Malley again; he wouldn’t dare to threaten that he’ll trade us vets to the Colts or Mets; we’re in the money.”


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