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  Sandy Koufax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /'kofæks/), born Sanford Braun on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, is one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball history.
Koufax's baseball career began with the Tomahawks in the "Pop" Secol's Ice Cream League; they already had a pitcher, so Koufax played catcher, using a right-handed glove turned inside-out because he was left-handed.
Koufax made his major league debut on June 24, 1955, in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Braves with the Dodgers trailing 7–1.
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 Sandy Koufax
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Koufax was a natural athlete as a child, excelling particularly on the basketball court, which helped win him an athletic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati.
In the Series Koufax was widely praised for refusing to pitch Game One due to his observance of Yom Kippur, but was hit hard in Game Two as the Minnesota Twins took an early 2-0 lead.
Koufax won his third Cy Young Award and third Triple Crown in 1966, going 27-9 with a 1.73 ERA and 317 strikeouts.
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 Sandy Koufax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sanford Braun "Sandy" Koufax (born December 30, 1935) strung together five amazing seasons as a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher in the 1960s before arthritis ended his career at the age of 31.
Although unsuccessful, their stand was a precursor to the later challenges against baseball's reserve clause and the onset of free agency.
Still, Koufax won his third Cy Young Award and third Triple Crown in 1966, going 27-9 with a 1.73 ERA and 317 strikeouts.
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 Sanford “Sandy” Koufax
Sandy Koufax was the most dominant pitcher of his time.
In his final year, Sandy Koufax was professional baseball's highest-salaried player, as he led the Dodgers to the World Series with a 27-9 record and 1.73 ERA.
Koufax was signed to a bonus contract (a $14,000 bonus and $6,000 salary) in 1955 by the Brooklyn Dodgers following his freshman year at the University of Cincinnati.
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 Sandy Koufax
Sandy Koufax dominated the pitching mound for five consecutive seasons with his explosive fastball and sharp breaking curveball.
Sandy Koufax dominated the World Series games with his curve as he struckout 15 New York Yankees in game one.
Koufax pitched his first seven years in the majors without much fanfare and his record of 54 wins and 53 loses bears this fact out.
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 Sandy Koufax Biography
Because Koufax played in the majors before he was really ready, he struggled to perfect his skills.
Koufax includes extensive interviews with childhood friends; Dodger teammates, opponents, and front office personnel; and sports journalists who covered his career.
Koufax will re-acquaint fans with a legendary player from their youth and introduce a new generation to one of baseball's greatest pitchers.
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 ESPN Classic - Koufax's dominance was short but sweet
Koufax was an elegant craftsman, brilliant to the extreme in the exercise of his talent, but an obsessively reluctant celebrity, less comfortable in the limelight than in the hermit-like world he fashioned for himself off the pitcher's mound.
Koufax won three Cy Young Awards (at that time, it was for the best pitcher in the majors, not merely the league) and, if not for a finger ailment in 1962 and an elbow injury in 1964, he probably would have been voted the award all five years.
Through all his success, Koufax hid behind what Ed Linn, who wrote Koufax's autobiography with the pitcher, called his "wall of amiability." That was Koufax's ability to be perfectly polite and accommodating while keeping everyone at arm's length and revealing little about himself.
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 Sandy Koufax
Arguably the greatest pitcher of all time, left-handed Sandy Koufax was celebrated for his astonishing record of four no-hitters, including a perfect game, 165 wins, an earned run average of 2.76, and the striking out of 2,396 batters in 2,325 innings.
Koufax perfected a fastball and curveball that opposing batters dreaded as virtually impossible to hit.
Because of arthritis, Koufax retired at the age of 30.
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 Sandy Koufax
Sanford "Sandy" Koufax, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, was referred to as the "man with the golden arm." He established one record after another as he went through an 11-year career as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Koufax was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Evelyn and Jack Braun.
Koufax, who received the Cy Young Award, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
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 The Sporting News Archives - Pain and Koufax are like peas in a pod
The plain fact of the matter is, Koufax shouldn't be throwing a baseball for a living.
Sandy!s position is complicated by the fact that (1) he's sick and tired of talking about his arthritis; (2) he is anxious to throw off the image of the athlete-aesthete, the reluctant-pitcher image we truth-seekers have projected for him.
Sandy will never show up during the winter months with a coon dog or chewing tobacco, but he means to spend the summer jamming the bat up the ears of those who do.
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 Sandy Koufax | BaseballLibrary.com
Sandy starts off the game by fanning the side on nine pitches in the first inning, the first National League pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches since Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance, in 1924.
Koufax is removed with one out in the 10th inning, while Ellsworth is replaced after the 10th.
Koufax makes it in his first try and, at 36, is the youngest honoree in history.
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 Power Line: Saluting Sandy Koufax
It was forty years ago today -- forty years ago today on the Hebrew calendar -- that Sandy Koufax sat out game 1 of the World Series in the Twin Cities to observe the holiest day of the year for Jews, Yom Kippur.
Koufax did it again in Game 7 back in the Twin Cities to put the Dodgers over the top in the series.
Koufax blew the Twins down with his fast ball, winning the game and the Series with a three-hit shutout, 2-0.
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 Sandy Koufax
Playing in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, the young Koufax was little used and plagued by control problems.
When the team moved to spacious Dodger Stadium in 1962, Koufax made one of the great leaps of baseball history.
In 1966, the Dodgers were held to just 2 runs in a 4 game Series by Orioles pitchers, and valiant efforts by Koufax and teammates Claude Osteen and Don Drysdale went to waste.
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 Amazon.com: Koufax: Books: Edward Gruver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sandy Koufax is frequently described as a shy, introverted, and very private man. Perhaps because of this truth, it's hard to really get to know the real man...
Sandy threw a great curve because of his "long fingers and overhead delivery." Sandy's lack of a good curve in the World Series forced him to "rely almost entirely on his fastfall." I can't tell you how many times I read this same information within the space of this short book.
Sandy Koufax, Pedro Martinez, and Walter Johnson are the three greatest pitchers in history.
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 Amazon.com: Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy: Books: Jane Leavy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Koufax comes across as a boy from Brooklyn who was comfortable with his secular brand of Jewishness but didn't need to wear it on his sleeve.
Sandy Koufax easily is one of the all time greats (as in top 3 or 4).
Koufax is the greatest pitcher in the last 50 years-- I would want him, in his prime, over any other pitcher to be on the mound especially in big games.
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 Sandy Koufax | National Baseball Hall of Fame
After Sandy Koufax finally tamed his blazing fastball, he enjoyed a five-year stretch as perhaps the most dominating pitcher in the game's history.
View the Hall of Fame ballot from the year Sandy Koufax was inducted.
Tell someone about Sandy Koufax by sending a free Hall of Fame Digital Postcard.
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 Sandy Koufax Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Sandy Koufax was born on Monday, December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York.
Koufax was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 24, 1955, with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Sandy Koufax baseball stats page.
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 Sandy Koufax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The narrative is so strong and compelling—helped in part by Koufax’ decision to retire at the top of his game and not endure a dwindling twilight—that it only strengthens the legend of a man who’s already a living legend.
He carried himself as a professional and a gentleman, difficult to imagine in these days when those terms are nearly antonymns.
In particular, Leavy argues that Koufax’ decidedly Jewish presence made him all the more willing to befriend and stand by the Black athletes who were beginning to make their mark in the big leagues.
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Sandy Koufax was a three-time Cy Young Award winner for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1950s and '60s.
Sandy Koufax was a dominant southpaw for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1950s and ‘60s.
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 Sandy Koufax autograph
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 Sandy Koufax Home Page
This is a fan home page for Sandy Koufax, number 32 for the Dodgers major league baseball club.
If you're a fan and have comments about Sandy Koufax, post them in our Dodgers discussion forum.
For those interested in Sandy Koufax merchandise and collectibles, here are some live auction listings at eBay.
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 Sandy Koufax
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Former pitcher Bob Hendley recalls his date with fame; more than 40 years have passed since right-hander came close to pitching a......
Pitcher in the rye: after years of ducking reporters, enigmatic baseball legend Sandy Koufax allows his story to be told.
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 Sandy Koufax
A left-hander with overwhelming speed and a brilliant curve, Koufax struck out 2,396 batters between 1955 and 1966, when he was forced into premature retirement by an arm ailment at the peak of his career (he won 26 and 27 games his last two seasons).
In 1972 he became the youngest player ever elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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 ClipBlast- History - Sandy Koufax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sandy Koufax - On this day in 1965, Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game.
Koufax struck out the last six consecutive batters.
The perfect game was also the fourth No-hitter that Sandy Koufax pitched in his brilliant career.
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 eBay - sandy koufax, Cards, Fan Apparel Souvenirs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SANDY KOUFAX 2002 UD Sweet Spot CLASSIC PSA 10 Dodgers
Sandy Koufax by Jane Leavy 1st Edition Excellent Cond.
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 Gayapolis News - Sandy Koufax Breaks Ties With News Corp Over Gay Rumors
The Post column does not mention any specific players, though Koufax has said the article refers to him.
The New York Post retracted the column today, stating it was based on incorrect information.
Koufax has not yet responded to the retraction.
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