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SANDY KOUFAX RUMORS & GOSSIP

A fond farewell to Vin Scully

Oh no, not again. Anyone with grandparents knows the familiar situation where the generation gap becomes a little too wide, and the senior member of the conversation brings up those four words that usually result in a heavy eye roll. “Back in my day.” Yes, there is something to be learned about the past, and how we as humanity have gotten to where we have. But after about...
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September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Oy Vey! Koufax, and the 1965 World Series

Sandy Koufax had a left arm envied by southpaws from Malibu to Miami, a curveball rivaling Mulholland Drive’s bends for arc intensity, and a fastball comparable to a bullet shot from a Winchester. None of these assets were on display, however, during Game 1 of the 1965 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Because the game took place on the Jewish...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 10 members of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise with retired numbers

Can you name the 10 members of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise whose numbers have been retired?
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago news: Ira Berkow to share personal stories about Koufax, Greenberg in special Jewish Baseball Museum event

As part of the lead-up to the opening of the Jewish Baseball Museum in the summer of 2016, we are bringing in Ira Berkow to speak at Milt’s.  Ira surely is the only person living who knew Hank Greenberg (wrote his biography), Moe Berg (mysterious catcher that spied for the OSS during WWII), Jimmie Reese (spent 78 years in baseball 1916-1994) and the great Sandy Koufax.  If you...
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November 04, 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...
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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...
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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...
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October 03, 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...
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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...
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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...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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