Don Drysdale’s Dodgers memorabilia is going to auction.

Don Drysdale

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale is seen, at left, in March 1967, and in the 1960s. His widow, Ann Meyers Drysdale, is intent on selling 166 lots of the baseball great’s memorabilia despite objections of other family members. (Photos by Associated Press and Daily News file)


Don Drysdale‘s Dodgers memorabilia is going to auction. Via Beth Harris of the Associated Press:

Ann Meyers Drysdale, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was married to the Hall of Fame pitcher, is putting the items up for auction starting Wednesday. The collection is unusual in that it covers Drysdale’s entire career — from his days at Van Nuys High in suburban Los Angeles to his minor league stints with the Bakersfield Indians and Montreal Royals to his major league stardom with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

Kelly Drysdale told The Associated Press that Meyers didn’t inform the rest of the Drysdale family about the auction or first offer them any keepsakes. The items came into Meyers’ control through the will of Drysdale, who died of a heart attack in July 1993 while on the road broadcasting for the Dodgers.

“She has the legal right, but moral and decent right? Absolutely not,” Drysdale said through tears by phone from her home in Hawaii. “It’s not a very nice thing for someone to do. This is something that has caught me by surprise and is heartbreaking.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.