Koufax-1

Click through the slides to learn more about Sandy Koufax

Lefty pitcher Sandy Koufax played his entire Major League Baseball career for the Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. He retired at the age of 30 when arthritis in his left elbow made playing baseball impossible. Koufax was the first major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Koufax was also one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch the first game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention.

Learn more about Koufax, courtesy of “Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy,” by Jane Leavy.

Comment