Sandy Koufax talking to Sports Illustrated
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Sandy Koufax talking to Sports Illustrated

Sandy Koufax
Sandy Koufax

“I can’t picture people talking about me 50 years from now.”

— Sandy Koufax, talking to Sports Illustrated in 1965 about his ranking among baseball’s greatest pitchers. It was fifty years ago, on October 6, 1965, that Mr. Koufax, an L.A. Dodger, sat out the first game of the World Series because it also was Yom Kippur.

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