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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 23, 2012.
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Clayton Kershaw wins National League Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw wins National League Cy Young Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw Thursday was named the 2011 National League Cy Young Award winner.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, July 23, 2007.

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Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2006 with 161 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 23, the 204th day of 2005 with 161 to follow.
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Former San Francisco pitcher dies

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants revealed Wednesday that former pitcher Ruben Gomez had died after a lengthy illness.

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Today is Friday, July 23, the 205th day of 2004 with 161 to follow.
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Arizona 2, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Curt Schilling pitched eight scoreless innings and Alex Cintron hit a solo home run Sunday as Arizona blanked Atlanta, 2-0.

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Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2003 with 161 to follow.
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Los Angeles 4, Colorado 3

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Darren Dreifort struck out a career-high 12 batters in six innings Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers whiffed 16 Colorado Rockies in a 4-3 victory, their seaso

The Bear's Lair: Bursting sports bubble

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- When baseball immortal Babe Ruth was asked after the 1931 season why his $80,000 salary exceeded President Herbert Hoover's $75,000, the lifelong Democrat responded: "I had a better year than he did." Sports stars, like actors and pop music stars, tend to
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

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Today is Tuesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2002 with 161 to follow.
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Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player and Hall of Fame right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was one of the dominant starting pitchers of the 1960s, and became a radio and television broadcaster following his playing career. He was born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California and attended Van Nuys High School, where one of his baseball teammates was actor Robert Redford. The Disney character Herbie has the number 53, on account of it being Drysdale's number.

Pitching for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, he teamed with Sandy Koufax during the late 1950s and early-middle 1960s to form one of the most dominating pitching duos in history. The hurler (nicknamed "Big D" by fans) used brushback pitches and a sidearm fastball to intimidate batters, similar to his fierce fellow Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. His 154 hit batsmen remains a modern National League record.

Drysdale was also considered a good hitter for a pitcher. In a total of 14 seasons, he had 218 hits, including 29 home runs, and was occasionally used as a pinch-hitter.

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