Monday, August 13, 2012
Don Drysdale Commercial from 1968
Don Drysdale Vitalis commercial, 1968 at Candlestick Park.
Don Drysdale - pitching
Herman Franks - Giants Manager
Tom Haller - catching (in his first year with the Dodgers) Frank Johnson - a .190 hitting backup third baseman is hitting for the Giants.
Umpire is an actor I believe.
Others that I can identify:
#5, Jim Lefebvre - on bench, catches ball tossed to him by Big D.
#21, Jim Brewer
#3, Willie Davis
#17, Hank Aguirre (Dodger relief pitcher for one year who had real good numbers)
#14 - not sure, nobody on the active roster that year wore that number.
Did anyone ever use Vitalis? What was that stuff anyway? I see that it is still on the market sold as a shampoo, gel, mousse and hairspray. The stuff Drysdale had in a bottle looked like pure liquid. A few years later basketball star Pete Marovich did a few commercials for them.