LOS ANGELES — When the Dodgers moved to Los 50 years ago, they brought with them a tradition of starting pitching. First it was Koufax and Drysdale, then it was Orel Hershiser and Valenzuela. between, there were names like Sutton, Podres and. Starting pitching has been a hallmark of the Dodgers organization and continues to be the strength of the team as it enters the 2008. This month, Dodgers fans be able to vote for three starting pitchers for the All-Time Roster as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Dodgers Marco Belinelli Jersey moving to Los. Other positions follow the coming months as fans put together the squad, to be announced during the 2008 campaign. Below is a list of 11 candidates with a quick overview of their careers with the Dodgers. The rest is up to you, the fans, who have watched and cheered for your favorite Dodgers over the years: Drysdale: A dominant and intimidating right-handed pitcher, Drysdale teamed up with fellow hurler Koufax to form one of the most dominating one-two combinations the modern.
Drysdale used a nasty sidearm fastball and a tenacious demeanor on the mound to intimidate hitters. He won 15 or more seven times his 14-year career with the Dodgers and produced his best Dodger blue 1962, when he won 25 and the Cy Award. A nine-time All-, Drysdale helped the Dodgers win three World Series championships. From to early of 1968, Drysdale set a record of 58 3 consecutive scoreless innings that would last for 20 years until fellow Dodger Hershiser broke it 1988. Drysdale ended his career 1969 with 209 wins, 2 strikeouts, 167 Mike Bibby Jersey complete and 49 shutouts. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame 1984 and his No. 53 was officially retired at Dodger Stadium on July 1. Orel Hershiser: The Bulldog, as he was known, was one of the best big-game pitchers to wear a Dodgers uniform. Hershiser enjoyed a solid rookie 1984 and had a breakthrough year the following, when he went 19 with a 2. Hershiser, who was named to the National League All- team three times 18 League seasons, put together one of the best years baseball history 1988 when he led the underdog Dodgers to a World Series title. The righty dominated, winning 23, the Cy Award and a Gold Glove, while posting a 2.
His biggest accomplishment came the playoffs, when he pitched a shutout Game 7 of the NLCS after starting Games 1 and 3 against the Mets and recorded the final out Game 4. He was named NLCS MVP and won two against the Athletics the World Series, earning MVP honors once again. That same, Hershiser broke Drysdale’s record with 59 scoreless innings. He finished his career 2000 as a member of the Dodgers with a record of 204 with 2 strikeouts and 3. Hooton: The hurler from Texas with a trademark knuckle curveball baffled hitters for 10 seasons with the Dodgers. Hooten, who was nicknamed Happy by former manager Lasorda because he hardly ever smiled, came to the Dodgers via trade 1975 and won 18 his first Los. Hooten had his best with the Dodgers 1978 when he went 19 with a 2, but gained most of his recognition the playoffs, where he was at his best. 1981, Hooten was named the MVP of the NLCS after defeating the Expos twice without allowing a run. the World Series against the Yankees, Hooton won Game 1, allowing just six hits before leaving the eighth inning, and then clinched the Series for the Dodgers with a win Game 6. :, who won 288 his 26-year League career, is considered one of the most dominant left-handers to play the game. His 288 wins rank as the sixth highest total among lefties League history. came to the Dodgers 1972 and won 27 his first two seasons. 1974, after cruising to a 13 record, blew out his elbow, permanently damaging the ulnar collateral ligament his pitching arm. however, was undeterred and convinced Dr. Frank Jobe to perform a revolutionary surgery now known as surgery. After sitting out entire, returned to the Dodgers 1976 and went 10, but he wasn’t done there. went on to enjoy his best Dodger blue the following year, posting a 20 record with 123 strikeouts and a 2. A four-time All-, won 164 after undergoing the surgery and finished his career 1989 as a member of the Yankees. Koufax: Koufax is arguably the best left-hander to ever play the Majors. Known for his four no-hitters and a stretch of six outstanding seasons from 1961 which he won three Cy Awards and the National League MVP award 1963, Koufax was the Dodgers’ go-to-. During that incredible six-year stretch, Koufax won 129 and threw all four no-hitters, including the first perfect game by a lefty since 1880.