03 September 2010

the man with two heads

don drysdale can't believe his eyes on this 1961 topps nl era leader card.
he is mesmerized by the appearance of the two-headed pitching machine that was known collectively as 'big daddy warrior'.
with bob "warrior" friend securely attached to the right shoulder of stan "big daddy" williams, the national league had no choice but to credit each with the others' 3.00 era.  i am assuming that friend traveled with the dodgers on his non-pitching days and vice versa.

while some averted their eyes (mike mccormick), drysdale was just glad bob gibson was nowhere to be seen.

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