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.
From one living legend to another, Vin Scully threw out a ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Koufax and it was absolutely perfect.
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...
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...
Well scouted. (via)
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
PHOENIX -- Sandy Koufax pitched in an era when major league baseball players didn't flip their bats or admire their home runs.
You know, the types of things Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did last season as a rookie that infuriated some opponents.
Koufax, 78, who is in his second year as a special advisor to team owner Mark Walter, was visiting the Dodgers' spring-training...
Sandy Koufax wasn't wearing a Dodgers uniform when he walked around the practice fields Monday at the team's spring training camp.
''That's not my job,'' he said.
Even without the famed No. 32 on his back, players and fans alike knew who he was. At 78, the Hall of Famer is the face of Dodger tradition and represents what Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014
The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #41. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.
From this point forward, each...
One of the Brooklyn Dodgers most popular pitchers turns 87 today. Carl Erskine, who is known for throwing two of the NL’s 7 no hitters of the decade of the 1950s, was a very good pitcher on the Dodgers staff for the better part of that decade. A staff that included the likes of Don Newcombe, Ralph Branca, Preacher Roe and later Sandy Koufax, Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale. Erskine...
Roy Halladay is calling it a career, having been prematurely pushed out of the game by a shoulder that simply would no longer cooperate. According to Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays will officially sign Halladay to a one day contract and announce his retirement this afternoon, so that he can finish his career with the organization where he made his mark as one of the game’s best pitchers...
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...
Forty-seven years ago on Nov. 18, 1966, Sandy Koufax announced his retirement from baseball due to chronic arthritis in his left elbow. It was a shocking decision given that Koufax had been the most dominant pitcher in baseball over the previous four seasons. From 1963 to 1966, he had averaged a 24-7 record, 307 strikeouts and a 1.86 ERA, winning three out of four Cy Young awards...
Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer just seems to be a real guy's guy. He runs the clubhouse's fantasy football league, he wears really cool custom goggles during champagne celebrations, and he can throw a mean slider. What's not to like about him? I guess the only that separates him from the rest of us is that he just so happens to be the best pitcher in the American League...