He pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He has been hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding years from 1961.Before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. And was the National League. He won three Cy Young Awards. And 1966, by unanimous votes, making him the first three-time Cy Young winner in baseball history and the only one to win three times when one overall award was given for all of major league baseball instead of one award for each league. Koufax also won the NL Triple Crown.
For pitchers those same three years by leading the NL in wins. Koufax was the first major league pitcher to pitch four no-hitters.
And the eighth pitcher to pitch a perfect game. Despite his comparatively short career, Koufax's 2,396 career strikeouts ranked 7th in history as of his retirement, at the time trailing only Warren Spahn. Are the only five pitchers elected to the Hall of Fame who had more strikeouts than innings pitched.
Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series. Because it fell on Yom Kippur. Garnered national attention as an example of conflict between professional pressures and personal beliefs. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves.In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs.
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Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois. The item "Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers HOFer Autographed First Day Cover JSA COA" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items". The seller is "calabinder" and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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