|Sal Maglie, a Brooklyn Dodger in 1956-57|
So the last time the Dodgers pulled off consecutive shutouts of the Giants on the road was July 1-2, 1957 at the Polo Grounds in New York. Who did it? Sal Maglie and Don Drysdale. Coincidently, a few months ago I began to prepare a historical piece on Maglie and how he mentored young Don Drysdale as his career started. The fact is, Maglie was instrumental in teaching Drysdale the intimidation factor that he used for so many years to dominate hitters during his Hall of Fame career.
|Roy Campanella and a young Don Drysdale carry Maglie off the field on September 25, 1956. He had just pitched a no-hitter against Philadelphia.|