HANS REMEMBERS- NEWS HEADLINES FROM MONDAY AUGUST 11, 1969

Hans Remembers- News Headlines from Monday August 11, 1969- 50 years ago today.

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  • Future Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers- Don Drysdale retired from baseball at the age of 33 due to shoulder problems. Don Drysdale along with Sandy Koufax were one of the great 1-2 pitching duos in baseball history. Koufax had to retire at the age of 30 after the 1966 season due to elbow problems. Don Drysdale finished his career with a 209-166 record and a 2.95 ERA. He won the Cy Young Award in 1962 and was an 8 time All-Star. Big D was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984 and died of a heart attack at a much too young 56 in 1993.

Mount Hermon is located in Golan Heights

  • Israel conducted it’s first ever air attack over Lebanon as the Israeli Air Force flew over the Golan Heights at 1:30 PM and began a half hour raid on suspected guerrilla positions in the Jabal al-Shaykh mountain cluster. The area was mentioned in The Bible- 1st Book Of Chronicles as Mount Hermon.
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4 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- NEWS HEADLINES FROM MONDAY AUGUST 11, 1969

  1. I’m very unfamiliar with baseball, but even I remember the name Drysdale.
    Who was that poor pitcher who was doing a usual pitch and as he did it, his arm snapped or something and turned into a noodle? I remember seeing the video!

    • That has happened to a few pitchers- you are probably thinking of Dave Dravecky- that was the most famous case- he ended up losing the arm to cancer… it looked like he was shot when he threw that pitch..

  2. Oh my god, it…was…surreal! That poor man! Yeah, cancer! That’s the horrific incident that led to the discovery that he HAD cancer, right? Otherwise he may not have found out in time and it could have spread everywhere.

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