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