Sandy Koufax

  • Sandy Koufax
  • Sandy Koufax
  • Sandy Koufax
  • Sandy Koufax
  • Sandy Koufax

Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (ˈkfæks; born Sanford Braun; December 30, 1935) is a retired American baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. He retired at the peak of his career, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, aged 36 years and 20 days.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1959
Bourbon Street Beat (1959) (TV Show)
Doorman

1959
Shotgun Slade (1959) (TV Show)
Ben Cassidy

1958
77 Sunset Strip (1958) (TV Show)
Policeman

1957
Colt .45 (1957) (TV Show)
Johnny

Self

2002
The Tim McCarver Show (2002) (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1985
1985 MLB All-Star Game (1985) (TV Movie)
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1972
1972 World Series (1972) (TV Show)
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1971
1971 World Series (1971) (TV Show)
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1971
1971 American League Championship Series (TV Movie)
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1970
1970 World Series (1970) (TV Show)
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1969
1969 World Series (1969) (TV Show)
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1968
1968 MLB All-Star Game (1968) (TV Movie)
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1968
1968 World Series (1968) (TV Show)
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1967
1967 MLB All-Star Game (1967) (TV Movie)
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1966
1966 MLB All-Star Game (1966) (TV Movie)
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1966
1966 World Series (1966) (TV Show)
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1965
1965 MLB All-Star Game (1965) (TV Movie)
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1965
1965 World Series (1965) (TV Show)
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1964
The Hollywood Palace (1964) (TV Show)
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1963
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1963
1963 World Series (1963) (TV Show)
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1960
Michael Shayne (1960) (TV Show)
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1959
Dennis the Menace (1959) (TV Show)
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1958
Mister Ed (1958) (TV Show)
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List of Sandy Koufax quotes.

There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do.


I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.


A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.


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  • Sandy Koufax - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (12 July 1999)
  • Sandy Koufax - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (20 December 1965)
  • Sandy Koufax - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (13 April 1964)
  • Sandy Koufax - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (4 March 1963)
  • Sandy Koufax - Life Magazine [United States] (2 August 1963)

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Sandy Koufax.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1955 BRO 2-2 3.02 12 5 2 2 0 41 33 15 14 28 30
1956 BRO 2-4 4.91 16 10 0 0 0 58 66 37 32 29 30
1957 BRO 5-4 3.88 34 13 2 0 0 104 83 49 45 51 122
1958 LAD 11-11 4.48 40 26 5 0 1 158 132 89 79 105 131
1959 LAD 8-6 4.05 35 23 6 1 2 153 136 74 69 92 173
1960 LAD 8-13 3.91 37 26 7 2 1 175 133 83 76 100 197
1961 LAD 18-13 3.52 42 35 15 2 1 255 212 117 100 96 269
1962 LAD 14-7 2.54 28 26 11 2 1 184 134 61 52 57 216
1963 LAD 25-5 1.88 40 40 20 11 0 311 214 68 65 58 306
1964 LAD 19-5 1.74 29 28 15 7 1 223 154 49 43 53 223
1965 LAD 26-8 2.04 43 41 27 8 2 335 216 90 76 71 382
1966 LAD 27-9 1.73 41 41 27 5 0 323 241 74 62 77 317
Career 165-87 - 397 314 137 40 9 - 1754 806 713 817 2396

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Sandy Koufax.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1955 BRO 12 5 41 1 6 1 0 0.875
1956 BRO 16 10 58 4 3 0 0 1.000
1957 BRO 34 13 104 3 4 1 0 0.875
1958 LAD 40 26 158 6 21 1 3 0.964
1959 LAD 35 23 153 4 16 1 1 0.952
1960 LAD 37 26 175 6 18 0 1 1.000
1961 LAD 42 35 255 7 26 2 2 0.943
1962 LAD 28 26 184 3 16 2 0 0.905
1963 LAD 40 40 311 4 34 3 1 0.927
1964 LAD 29 28 223 9 18 2 1 0.931
1965 LAD 43 41 335 10 36 0 2 1.000
1966 LAD 41 41 323 7 30 1 2 0.974
Career 397 314 - 64 228 14 13 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Sandy Koufax.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1955 BRO 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.000 0.000 0.000
1956 BRO 16 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 0.118 0.211 0.118
1957 BRO 34 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0.000 0.000 0.000
1958 LAD 40 49 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 26 0.122 0.140 0.143
1959 LAD 35 54 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 29 0.111 0.143 0.167
1960 LAD 37 57 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 28 0.123 0.167 0.123
1961 LAD 42 77 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 9 35 0.065 0.163 0.065
1962 LAD 28 69 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 2 42 0.087 0.113 0.130
1963 LAD 40 110 3 7 0 0 1 7 0 6 51 0.064 0.111 0.091
1964 LAD 29 74 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 32 0.095 0.141 0.095
1965 LAD 43 113 4 20 2 0 0 7 0 10 44 0.177 0.242 0.195
1966 LAD 41 118 5 9 3 0 0 5 0 5 57 0.076 0.113 0.102
Career 397 776 26 75 9 0 2 28 0 43 386 - - -

First NameSanford
Last NameKoufax
Full Name at BirthSanford Braun
Other NamesThe Left Arm of God
Age78
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1935
BirthplaceBrooklyn, NY
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight210 lbs (95.3 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignCapricorn
SexualityGay
ReligionJewish
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolLafayette (Brooklyn, NY)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut24 June 1955
Last MLB Game2 October 1966
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1972 (344/396 ballots).
Claim to FameThree-time Cy Young Award winner
Talent AgencySports Placement Service, Inc.
Official Websitebaseballhall.org

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