SANDY KOUFAX NEWS

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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At Historic Scouting Reports

Well scouted. (via)   Padres     Dodgers (ss)   1:05pm PT     Glendale, Ariz. CF Venable   2B Gordon RF Denorfia   LF Crawford 1B Alonso   SS Ramirez LF Smith   1B Gonzalez C Hundley   CF Ethier 2B Amarista   C Federowicz SS Jackson   RF Baxter 3B Gonzalez   3B Rojas...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 15, 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

Sandy Koufax offers thoughts on Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw

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...
Via Fox Sports West
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Koufax likes what he sees in Puig, Dodgers

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  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #41 Tony Gonzalez

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...
Via Phillies Nation
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy 78th Birthday to Sandy Koufax!

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Via The Great Rabbino
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Erskine: the Brooklyn Dodgers ace, when they needed him to be (while hurt)

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...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay, Deserving Hall of Famer, to Retire.

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...
Via Fangraphs
December 09, 2013  |  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

Clayton Kershaw or Sandy Koufax – Who’s More Valuable?

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...
Via Sports Report SoCal
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sandy Koufax Retired Too Early; Clayton Kershaw

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Via Valley Bay News
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sandy Koufax Retired Too Early; Clayton Kershaw

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Via Valley Bay News
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cy Young winners Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw awarded WWE belts

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...
Via hov-mma
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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