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Dan Epstein on Luis Tiant

No one who saw Luis Tiant pitch will ever forget him. Man of a hundred windups, and a “good lookeeng sonafabeech” by his own estimation, ““El Tiante”” was one of the most charismatic players of his era — and with the possible exception of Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, no pitcher of the 1970s was more fun to watch. Older- (and stouter-) looking than he actually was, Tiant...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Awesome archival footage of the 1965 All-Star Game

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 Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum No-Hitter Special Edition

Not a lot of bad things to say about San Francisco Giant pitcher Tim Lincecum's second career no-hitter, thrown Wednesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres. It means that he and the legendary Christy Mathewsonare the only guys to throw two no-no's in a Giants uniform. It means he's just the fourth active pitcher to have two of them (Homer Bailey, Mark Buerhle and...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax Share The Mound

So its common knowledge today that Clayton Kershaw pitched what might be the best game of the modern era last night at Dodger Stadium. So, I decided to take his triumphant moment and combine it with one of Sandy Koufax‘s 4 no-hitters. Here they are, some 50 years apart–the greatest Dodger then and the greatest Dodger now (be kind, I’m still teaching myself Photoshop): The...
Via Behind in the Count
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws his first no-hitter

On the scoreboard in right field, it was 10:08 p.m. in the City of the Angels. And a crowd of 46,069 had just sat in to see the best pitcher in baseball throw the first no-hitter of his career. Clayton Kershaw, who reminds us of Sandy Koufax with every flash of greatness, did it with a flurry. He struck out the final batter, Corey Dickerson. He struck out 15, setting a career high...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Best coast? The top five New York vs. Los Angeles championship series

New York and Los Angeles may be the two largest media markets and metro areas in the United States, as well as natural geographically opposed sports rivals, but with fewer than 10 title meetings all-time across major American sports, the LA-NY championship matchup is rarer than you might suspect. When the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings face off Wednesday night at Staples...
Via Fox Sports West
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s second no hitter-Detroit, July 15, 1973

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - Asked to identify the best pitcher in baseball, Angels broadcaster Don Drysdale replied, “Nolan Ryan has the capabilities, but he’s still a thrower. It’s that way with all young pitchers. It was that way for Sandy Koufax and with me. You start out as a thrower, and then one day a light bulb just pops in your head and you become...
Via Angelswin
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s First No Hitter-Kansas City-May 15, 1973

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - Ryan’s 54 strikeouts in April put him well on pace to eclipse Koufax’s 382. He was 3–1 for the month, but following a victory over Detroit in extra innings on May 2, he dropped his next two starts. It wasn’t until May 11, in a rare relief appearance against Chicago, that he got back on track. When the Angels trooped into...
Via Angelswin
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 4, Indians 2: Happ-less against another lefty

Stop me if you heard this one before. A soft tossing lefty who hasn’t been great, sees the Indians and turns himself into the second coming of Sandy Koufax. Toronto’s JA Happ made his third start of the year. The last time out, he didn’t make it out of the third inning, giving up four runs on seven hits, including two homers in a 5-3 loss to the Angels. Naturally a night after...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Makes History

No one at Tropicana Field probably realized it at the time, but when Brad Boxberger relieved David Price in the sixth inning Thursday night, he was on the verge of history. You see, the Tampa Bay Rays righty came into the game, promptly struck out three Baltimore Orioles and, in the process, joined Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson and a number of other pitchers as one of only...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Strikeouts are Baseball’s most overrated stat

“I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. Those are the words of Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. His concept of pitching rings as true in 2014 it did when he was one of baseball’s most domination pitchers. One of the best pitchers ever, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. A home run...
Via 110 Nation Sports
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Vin Scully throws first pitch to Sandy Koufax

This is a great highlight from the weekend.  Even though it’s not much of a throw and more of a handoff, the amount of baseball history here between Vin Scully and Sandy Koufax is beyond description. [Dodgers]
Via Awful Announcing
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vin Scully throws great first pitch to Sandy Koufax

From one living legend to another, Vin Scully threw out a ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Koufax and it was absolutely perfect.
Via Gamedayr
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Dodger Legend Norm Sherry and JewishBaseballPlayer.com

You may have seen this amazing piece of artwork below. /www.jewishbaseballplayer.com and Greg Harris has really drawn up some amazing interest and excitement through his project. Contacted to this achievement has been his ability to help non-profits raise money. We spoke with Greg and he put us in touch with Norm Sherry as a way to collaborate. If you are a baseball fan you need...
Via The Great Rabbino
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Q and A with Johnny Goryl

Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer and never was an All Star. He only played in 276 Major League games over six seasons and was just a career .225 hitter. But Goryl played in an era that had the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and so many other stars...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story on SportsTime Ohio

SportsTime Ohio will air Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story, premiering Thursday, March 13th at 3:00pm. This hour-long documentary profiles the life and baseball career of Cleveland Indians legend, four-time All-Star and 1953 American League MVP Al Rosen. In the special, Rosen, a one-time collegiate and Golden Gloves boxer, pulls no punches in interviews conducted with the film...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry King to join SportsNet LA

Here's something you don't hear every day. Long-time talk show host Larry King will be fronting a new show for the Los Angeles Dodgers-centric SportsNet LA channel. It will premiere on March 18 and be called "Larry King at Bat." He says he'll speak with celebrities and players from a Dodger point of view (would you expect anything less on a Dodgers-centric...
Via Awful Announcing
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax hit in the head with line drive

Former Los Angeles Dodgers legend, and Spring Training advisor, Sandy Koufax was struck on the head this morning during routine drills at the Dodgers camp in Phoenix, AZ.  Los Angeles Times beat writer Dylan Hernandez first tweeted a photo of Koufax watching fellow-lefty (and recently rich) Clayton Kershaw, then moments later tweeted a photo of Koufax being carted off the field...
Via Reading Between The Seams
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodger Legend Sandy Koufax Takes A Foul Ball Off His Head

[HT: mlb.com]This is a bit scary.Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax took and line drive foul ball of the bat of Andre Eithier off his head at Dodgers spring training camp during batting practice Friday.Here's a photo of Koufax after the incident."I'm fine." Koufax said an hour later.After a CT scan Koufax returned to the Dodgers spring training camp. According to the Dodger...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 21, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Koufax drilled by line drive, taken off field for treatment

Baseball legend Sandy Koufax is recovering from a scare Friday in Los Angeles Dodgers training camp. Koufax, 78, was struck in the forehead by a line drive. The frightening incident came while Koufax was watching a Dodgers prospect warm up at the team's Phoenix complex. Andre Ethier, who was taking batting practice nearby, drilled a foul ball toward Koufax. The ball struck...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Sandy Koufax defends Yasiel Puig’s showmanship.

Dodgers’ legend Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play this week, saying that he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics as long as they do not result in mistakes. “If the showmanship doesn’t involve bad decisions, yeah, it’s fine,” Koufax said. “People love it.” Koufax is widely considered one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball and his opinion is...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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