When the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the mighty New York Yankees four straight in the 1963 World Series, it was Sandy Koufax who carried the headlines. It was Don Drysdale who pitched THE game of the Series. The situation was familiar to baseball fans. Drysdale is a ""bread and butter"" pitcher. He is a harsh competitor; a feared opponent. Shapiro outlines, in matter-of-fact prose, the personal history and professional training that make Drysdale a good pitcher. For the baseball buffs this will be enough -- and a good thing -- because there is nothing else to capture a reader's imagination.