Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

The 1965 World Series pitted the Minnesota Twins (hooray!) against the Los Angeles Dodgers (boo!).

The Dodgers would have started the great Sandy Koufax in the opener, but it was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. So manager Walter Alston started Don Drysdale instead, which is not a bad fallback.

Except that Drysdale didn't fare well that day at the old Met. The Twins scored six runs in the third inning and drove him out of the box, and Minnesota won 8-2.

After the game, the long-retired Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez stuck his head into Alston's office to say: "Hey, Alston. Bet you wish Drysdale was Jewish too."

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