The Robert Redford myth that refuses to die, this time in the Los Angeles Times.
Robert Redford: A review of "Robert Redford: The Biography" by Michael Feeney Callan in the May 16 Calendar section said that Redford had anchored the varsity pitching rotation with Don Drysdale at Van Nuys High School and earned a baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado. Redford did not anchor the pitching rotation with Drysdale or earn a baseball scholarship. Neither assertion appears in the manuscript of the book.
The story usually told is that Redford played second base on the Drysdale teams, but he didn't do that either. He never made the varsity, but he is in the Van Nuys yearbook on the tennis team, according to research. By the way, the Times itself debunked the Redford myth in 1993.