This day in baseball: Koufax and Drysdale sign

Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale signed for $130,000 and $105,000, respectively, on March 30, 1966 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The agreements ended a 32-day holdout in which the two pitchers had refused to report for Spring Training.  Their actions would pave the way for other players to be more aggressive when negotiating with team owners.

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Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale (LA Times)


Countdown to Opening Day

Baseball is in the air.  Spring Training is underway.  Regular season begins in 40 days!

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Almost…

Spring Training starts tomorrow!

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Quote of the day

I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals… I’ve been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training.

~Jim Palmer

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One week

Pitchers and catchers report one week from today!

 

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13 days

Pitchers and catchers report two weeks from today!

Counting down the days...


Still counting down

And getting closer!  Only 25 days until Spring Training begins!

 

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