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Drysdale's Death Was a Big Story That Had to Wait
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Stewart, Larry
Date: Jul 9, 1993
Start Page: 3
Section: Sports; PART-C; Sports Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

It was 5:15 p.m. when ESPN said that [Don Drysdale] "reportedly" had died in his sleep in his Montreal hotel room. A sports ticker picked up ESPN's report, and then other news outlets-Channel 4, KFWB and CNN among them-began putting out bulletins.

Third base coach Joe Amalfitano told [Eric Tracy]: "When you talked with Don, you forgot he was a superstar. He was just Don."

Roy Firestone had a nice tribute to Drysdale on his "Up Close" program Monday. Particularly moving was a segment with Drysdale and [Ann Meyers] a few years ago.

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