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Death of Don Drysdale Announced Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale--who became an excellent broadcaster in his post-baseball-playing days--died suddenly on July 3, 1993. As part of the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast team, Drysdale's colleagues became alarmed when he was uncharacteristically absent for the team's game in Montreal that night. Drysdale was found dead in his hotel room. He was a few weeks shy of his 57th birthday. A coroner estimated he had been dead for about 18 hours. Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully knew about Drysdale's death but was told not to mention it on the air until Drysdale's wife had been informed. Here's how Vin Scully calmly informed the viewers back in LA about the sad situation. In contrast Scully's announcement is followed by Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson's emotional announcement that same night.
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Added: 22nd May 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-05-22 
Vin Scully is the greatest sports broadcaster of all time. His level of professionalism here is unbelievable.

I was at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown at the end of July 1993, less than a month after DOn Drysdale's sudden passing. All living Hall-of-Famers are invited to be on the stage during the ceremony. Don Drysdale's widow was there on the stage in place of Don. Nobody in the crowd that afternoon was expecting that. There was a noticeable gasp and then a large round of applause.
Posted by: Classico on 2015-05-26 
A very sad day for MLB and its many fans.

Big D was a tough cuss on the mound, but was ever the gentleman off the field. He had an incredible amount of friends in the game and outside of it.
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