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Jackie Robinson statue to be unveiled at Dodger Stadium in 2016

Dodger Stadium will finally add its first statue, and it will be one of Jackie Robinson. The announcement about plans to add a statue of the man who broke MLB’s color barrier came in April. At the time, the plan was to have the statue unveiled later in the year. Now the team says the statue will come in 2016 at a to-be-determined location at the stadium. The Dodgers also announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Dodgers' Koufax tosses perfect game, strikes out 14 Cubs

You literally can't get better than perfect, but Sandy Koufax certainly tried. On Sept. 9, 1965, Koufax pitched the eighth perfect game in major-league history. And the left-hander struck out 14 Chicago Cubs in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 1-0 win. It was his fourth career no-hitter. Every batter in the Cubs lineup struck out at least once, with the exception of shortstop Don Kessinger...
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hilarious Cubs Twitter Account Loses Mind As Cole Hamels Throws No-Hitter

Cole Hamels made history Saturday at Wrigley Field when he became the first pitcher to no-hit the Chicago Cubs since Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game against the team in 1965. The Chicago Cubs had recorded a hit in 7,920 consecutive games — or nearly 50 years — entering Saturday, the longest streak in Major League baseball history. One rabid Cubs fan devoted to bringing awareness...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

By Nicholas Goss Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Yom Kippur: The day Sandy Koufax said he wouldn’t start a World Series game

Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews. In honor of this very solemn holiday, where Jews spend the day in synagogue asking for atonement for the sins of the past year, I am going to do my annual post on Sandy Koufax. Among Jews, he is remembered as more than a great pitcher because of what he did, or more accurately, didn’t do on Yom Kippur...
Via Sherman Report
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome archival footage from 1965 All-Star Game surfaces

In 1965, Minnesota hosted its first All-Star Game. Tonight, the state hosts its third midsummer classic. MLB released some archival footage of that 1965 game, which features a number of Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Sandy Koufax. It’s really an awesome piece of history, and I love that MLB keeps dangling these historical...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ethier hits Sandy Koufax in head with foul ball (Photo)

A scary moment occurred during Friday's Los Angeles Dodgers spring training camp session in Phoenix when outfielder Andre Ethier accidentally struck legend Sandy Koufax in the head with a foul ball.Photo via Twitter / @dylanohernandez.According to LA Times Dodgers beat writer Dylan Hernandez, "Koufax was bleeding but conscious. Smiling as trainers drove him to minor league side of...
Via Holdout Sports
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Koufax Hit In Head By Line Drive At Dodgers Spring Training (Photo)

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Andre Ethier at Los Angeles Dodgers spring training camp in Arizona on Friday. Sandy Koufax hit in the head by a foul ball. http://t.co/MYrRFm0lgk— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 21, 2014 Koufax was standing near the bullpen when the foul ball struck him, and although he suffered a...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax bloodied after Andre Ethier foul ball drills him in the head (photo)

Sandy Koufax hit in the head by a foul ball. pic.twitter.com/MYrRFm0lgk — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 21, 2014 Sandy Koufax, Hall of Famer and beloved Dodgers legend who played his entire career with the team — in Brooklyn and then in L.A. — was injured on Friday when a foul ball off the bat of […]The post Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax bloodied after Andre Ethier...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing...Your Jewish Mt. Rushmore

If baseball were to have a Jewish Mt. Rushmore certainly the two heads everyone would expect to be on there would be Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg. Both Koufax and Greenberg changed the face of baseball while instilling in Jews pride and ground to stand on as athletes. Koufax, who I would argue was the greatest pitcher ever, leads the way and Greenberg, whose numbers were incredible...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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