Few teams have dominated a World Series the way the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated in 1963. The Dodgers won 99 games during the season, and faced the defending World Champion Yankees in the Series for the first time since they abandoned Brooklyn.
Outstanding Los Angeles Pitching
Sandy Koufax had the first of his four outstanding years, going 25-5 with a minuscule 1.88 ERA, a 159 ERA+, and an 0.875 WHIP.
Don Drysdale won 19 games, lost 17, but had a 2.63 ERA to go along with his 114 ERA+ and 1.091 ERA+.
Relief pitcher Ron Perranoski finished second to the Cardinals' Lindy McDaniel in saves with 22. Perranoski, made 69 relief appearances, worked 129 innings, and was 16-3 with a 1.67 ERA.
The Dodgers also had Johnny Podres, who had been the pitching hero when Broo ...
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Article written by Harold Friend