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Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLAB

Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLAB

Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLAB

Born Sanford Braun ; December 30, 1935 is an American former left-handed pitcher. (MLB) who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. After joining the major leagues at age 19, having never pitched a game in the minor leagues.

The first half of his career was unremarkable, posting a record. Of just 36-40 with a 4.10 earned run average. (ERA); he was a member of World Series. Champions in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, though he did not appear in any of the team's Series wins. But after making adjustments prior to the 1961 season, and benefitting from the team's move into expansive Dodger Stadium. A year later, Koufax quickly rose to become the most dominant pitcher in the major leagues before arthritis. In his left elbow ended his playing days prematurely at age 30. In each of his last six seasons. (NL) in ERA each of his last five years, in strikeouts. Four times, in wins and shutouts. Three times each, and in winning percentage. Twice each; he was the first NL pitcher in 20 years to post an ERA below 2.00, doing so three times. After setting a modern NL record in 1961.

With 269 strikeouts, in 1963. He became the first pitcher in 17 years and the first left-hander since 1904 to strike out 300 batters. He set a major league record with 382 strikeouts; it was broken in 1973 by Nolan Ryan. But remains the top mark for NL pitchers and left-handers.

He was the first pitcher to record 300 strikeouts three times, and set a record with 97 games of at least 10 strikeouts, also later broken by Ryan; he twice tied a modern record. By striking out 18 batters in a game. Koufax won the Cy Young Award. In 1963, 1965 and 1966.

By unanimous votes, winning the Triple Crown. And leading the Dodgers to a pennant each year; he was the first three-time winner of the award, and the only pitcher to do so when a single award was given instead of one for each league. He was also named the NL Most Valuable Player. (MVP) in 1963, and was runner-up for the award the other two years. Koufax was the first major league pitcher to hurl four no-hitters.

And in 1965 became the eighth pitcher and the first left-hander since 1880 to pitch a perfect game. He was named the World Series MVP. Earning two wins in each Series and striking out 52 batters to lead the team to another pair of titles. He is also notable for being one of the outstanding Jewish. Sports; Koufax's decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. Garnered national attention as a conflict between religious calling and society, and remains a notable event in U. Upon his retirement, Koufax's career ERA of 2.76 trailed only Whitey Ford. Among pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched since 1925; his.

655 winning percentage ranked third among both left-handers and modern NL pitchers. Despite his comparatively short career, his 2,396 career strikeouts ranked seventh in major league history, trailing only Warren Spahn. (2,583) among left-handers; his 40 shutouts were tied for ninth in modern NL history. He was the first pitcher in history to average more than one strikeout per inning. And the first to allow fewer than seven hits per nine innings pitched.

Koufax briefly held the Dodgers records for career strikeouts and shutouts until longtime teammate Don Drysdale. Koufax was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year of eligibility in 1972. Becoming at age 36 the youngest player ever elected.

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Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLAB