Sandy Koufax

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Sandy Koufax throws a pitch

Sandy Koufax was a left-handed pitcher for the Brookyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966. Generally considered one of the greatest Jewish athletes of his time, he notably refused to start Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur. Koufax attended GS in 1955; after the final out of the 1955 World Series, he drove to class from Yankee Stadium, and consequently was late for the Dodger celebration party.[1]


  1. Sandy Koufax; Ed Linn (1966). Koufax. New York: Viking Press. pp. 3, 105–107