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Don Drysdale's youngest can really hit -- all the notes

June 18, 2011 |  6:21 pm

Getprev Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair, you know? Those multitalented types, the ones who seem to excel in several different areas while the rest of the masses struggle to be pretty good at one thing.

This one, though, I think you’ll forgive.

This one comes to us via the genes of Don Drysdale and Ann Meyers.

The youngest of their three children, Drew Drysdale, graduated from Huntington Beach High on Thursday and was the guest performer at the graduation ceremony.

Drew sang "Whenever You Remember," the Diane Rae Warren composition best known from a Carrie Underwood performance, and she absolutely nailed it. It was a great choice, and not an easy song to sing.

But Drew hit all the notes, bringing chills to the packed crowd at Capp Sheue Field.

Drysdale, of course, is the Dodgers Hall of Fame right-hander and former announcer who died of a heart attack in 1993. Meyers was a UCLA All-American and Olympic basketball star, and is in the basketball Hall of Fame. She is currently vice president of player personnel for the NBA's Phoenix Suns as well as president and general manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.

Drew, also a high-jump star on the Huntington Beach track team, plans to attend UCLA in the fall.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Don Drysdale, righthanded pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1967. Credit: Associated Press